Posted by: Rachael | January 4, 2011

Turkish Kofta

It’s just over a year since we were in Turkey enjoying thick yoghurt, mint in everything and wonderful street food. High time we replicated the experience, only this time the yoghurt is homemade and the mint comes from the garden. Almost as good as the real thing!

  • 500g mince (should be lamb, but we use beef as that’s what we can get organically at an affordable price)
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh Italian parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 1 t ground coriander
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 35g (1/2 cup) fresh breadcrumbs (or bran)
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients together and form into meatballs or sausages

Fry or BBQ

Optional: dip in flour before cooking

(serves 8)

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