Kofte - Turkish Meatballs
I learnt to cook rustic dishes from Cyprus, (which I still make today). Here is my ex MIL's recipe for Kofte which I serve in pita bread and a salad.
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground lamb (or beef)
- 1 medium onion, grated
- 1 cup white breadcrumb
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup of fresh mint, finely chopped (or 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried mint)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- In a bowl add all the ingredients and lightly combine mixture. Set aside in the fridge for the flavors to meld at least 2 to 4 hours.
- Form the mixture into balls then roll between your palms into sausage shapes.
- Add a little olive oil on a cookie sheet covered with foil and bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until Kofte is cooked through.
- Serve with pita bread and a salad.
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