Thursday, November 27, 2008

Kofta Recipe

Kofta also spelled kafta, kufta and kefta is a famous middle easter dish. The mixture is great on skewers over charcoal, as patties, or as the Lebanese dish Kofta bil sanniyeh (baked in the oven with potatoes and tomatoes).

  • 2 1/2 lbs finely ground lamb or beef
  • 2 cups tighly packed washed and picked parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves or 1 TBS dry mint leaves
  • 1 large onion, cut up for food processor
  • 1 tsp Bhar Helou or 1/4 each ground cinammon, cloves, nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
  • In a food processor, chop onion extremely fine. Add parsely and mint and until you have a fine - not liquified - homogeneous mixture.
  • Put the meat in a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and spices to meat, combine and mix thoroughly with your hands.

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