Friday, February 26

Fast Food on a Friday: Lamb Koftas


I've wanted to try these forever and it's a wonder I haven't really - it contains most of my favourite flavours and is a perfect BBQ addition or a quick meal for a hot evening.  What I like about it too with a young family is that they can get involved in putting their meal together themselves - kids love to invent their own foods and it's a way of giving them some control, whilst (sneakily) deciding what they eat.

You can make the lamb kebab sticks the day ahead or even weeks, and freeze uncooked.  Leftovers are fabulous cold too.

Ingredients:  (makes 16 lamb sticks - for 8-12 pita breads)
600gr lean lamb mince
4 pieces multigran bread
3 cloves garlic
2 eggs
3 sprigs of fresh oregano (or 1.5 tsp dried if you must!)
2 long sprigs of fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried..yadda yadda)
Olive oil

20cm skewers x 16

Accompaniments
Tzatziki (you can buy this in the dip aisle but I make mine with Natural yoghurt, grated and drained cucumber, garlic and a little fresh mint)
Sliced tomatoes
Lettuce - I prefer rocket or cos
Diced cucumber
Pita bread (I buy mini ones but you may opt for mountain bread or large pita breads)

MethodIn a food processor, process the bread until it becomes breadcrumbs
Add garlic and herbs, blitz for another 20 secs or so until well combined
Add mince and egg and blitz for about 1 minute until all well combined.

Form into long finger-like patties about 3cm wide and 10cm long, push a skewer in until it almost reaches the top and give a final roll between your hands to retain a round shape



Refrigerate until ready to cook (I recommend at least 1 hour but if you are in a hurry- go ahead!)
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1 lovely comments:

Our Red House on March 6, 2010 at 7:23 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Yum, these look delicious. I think I might put them on my list for this week.

Kate


 

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