Kofte

Kofte

Kofte or meat balls are wonderfully simple and delicous as a main course with pitta and salad. Or smaller meat balls served as with a drink. using our Baharat blend gives you a deeply flavoured meatball.

Serves4 Origin North Africa and Middle East
Preparation 20mins + 10mins or more to rest Heat rating (Mild)
Cooking 10 min Ease (Very easy)
Vegetarian No

Ingredients

1 tbsp Turkish Baharat
800g minced meat (beef or lamb)
1 medium onion finely chopped or grated
3 tbsps fresh mint chopped
1 glove of garlic finely chopped
4 tsbp breadcrumbs
1-2 tbsps greek yogurt
1 egg
3 tbsps flour
vegetable or sunflower oil for shallow frying

Preparation

Mix all the ingredients except the flour into the minced beef or lamb. Make sure everything is well combined . Cover with cling film and allow to rest for at least 10/15mins or up to an 1hr to allow the flavours to develop.
Form into balls no larger than ping pong ball size. Roll in the flour to lightly coat, shake off the excess and shallow fry in vegetable or sunflower oil over a medium heat for 10mins until cooked through and golden brown.

Serving suggestion 1. Split warm pitta bread, add meatballs, salad leaves, thinly sliced onion sprinkled with Sumac and drizzle over with a yogurt dressing. Eat immediately.

Yogurt dressing: 1 small carton Natural or Greek Yogurt, a squeeze of Lemon, pinch of Salt, Pepper, Cumin and Smoked Paprika. Stir.

Serving suggestion 2: To serve with drinks. Make smaller meatballs, marble sized (fry up to 1 hr in advance then keep warm in the oven at 100°C - until your guests arrive). Serve on cocktail sticks with the yogurt dressing as a dip. Serves 8-12.

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By Ingrid Tellement bon !!!!
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si une chose est sure, c'est que cette recette est devenue un incontournable dans la famille: tout le monde les adore et en redemande sans cesse !
Avant notre découverte du Bahart, les boulettes de viandes n'étaient pas vraiment notre tasse de thé. Mais je peux vous assurer que rajouter ce mélange d'épices a vos boulette fait une sacrée différence! C'est délicieux ! Merci et encore merci pour cette fantastique découverte !
En plus, c'est une recette idéale a faire en famille: les petites mains adorent rouler ces petites boulettes.
Anonymous Kefta au four ?
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Bonjour,
Je voulais savoir s'il est possible de faire ces boulettes au four pour éviter la friture dont nous ne sommes pas trop adeptes. Si oui, que me conseillez vous au niveau temps de cuisson et température du four?
Merci d'avance.