Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Turkish Koftes

I saw these on Claudia's blog this morning and dropped everything and made them. I love the Turkish Blogs I follow and I especially love Claudia's recipes. I get so excited when she posts a new one, I almost always rush to make it. If you haven't visited these Turkish blogs yet, make sure you check them out. They are on my sidebar.

Grate a small onion.

Soak 2 slices of stale bread in water.

Dice a bunch of parsley.

Squeeze all of the water out of the bread.

You can use lamb or beef. I used both. This is 2 pounds.

Add the onion, the bread and parsley, 2 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. sumac, 4 diced garlic cloves, 2 tsp. black pepper and 1 tsp. salt.

Add 1/2 cup of flour.

Add 1 egg and mix and mix and mix.

When it starts to cling to your hands, it is mixed. Don't under mix or they will fall apart while cooking. The mixture should be almost smooth when finished.

With damp hands, form the meat into fingers.

Saute' in olive oil turning to brown all sides.

Drain on paper towels. I served these with yogurt mixed with cucumber, paprika, sumac, cilantro and salt and pepper. I spread this mixture on pita and wrapped it around the koftes. These would be great served with the roasted Turkish peppers but I have not made mine this week yet. Thanks Claudia! Another great recipe!