Thursday, November 12, 2009

MEDITERRANEAN KOFTE (TURKISH STYLE MEATBALLS)





TURKISH-GREEK PEACE AGREEMENT

INGREDIENTS:


1 lb grouns lamb meat
1 lb ground beef meat
1 medium  onion
1/2 of medium bunch fresh parsley
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp baking soda
crushed cumin and coriander -2 tsp
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil

Process the onion and parsley in the food processor, chop the garlic. Mix the meats and all the ingredients. Mix it throughly very much for 3 minutes with your hands until very well blended.

You can serve the koftes in the pita pockets or on top of the rice with salad. If you are planning to eat as a sandwich, form 1 inch balls. If you going to serve it over the rice, form 2 inches long oval koftes.


I own a wonderful electric grill, which I can use inside the house. I am very satisfied with the results. You can grill yours outside or use the cast-iron pan for grilling on top of the stove. If you don't want to spend time by the grill, by flipping the koftes, you can simply place all shaped koftes on the baking pan and place it in the oven. Turn on the broiler and broil the koftes until lightly brown on one side. Flip the koftes and broil the other sides.



Serve with the hummus and kisir.



2 comments:

dorcas said...

I'm going to try making these meatballs for dinner tonight. I'll serve it with Quinoa and radishes leaves salad.

Elena said...

Dorcas, let me know how it will come out. Thank you for giving it a try.