Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pita with Kofta Sandwiches

I like to feed my guys before they head out to their baseball games so they don't have to eat ballpark food.  I whipped these up for them the other day.
I used 1 pound of ground beef but you can use lamb or chicken if you want.

I made pita too. These are very simple:  pour 1-1/4 C. of water in the bowl of your mixer.  Add 1 T. rapid rise yeast, 2 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt and gradually add 3 to 3-1/2 C. flour. Mix until you have a smooth ball, about 8 minutes.  Cut them in pieces any size you want.  I made 10 out of this recipe.  Roll them out to 1/4 inch thickness and let them rise on parchment covered cookie sheets for about 1/2 hour.

To your ground meat, add 4 T. chopped parsley, 1 tsp. mint, 1 onion grated, as much diced garlic as you can handle, S&P, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. cumin and 1 tsp. coriander.  Mix this together thoroughly.  I absentmindedly deleted the photo of these cooking but just form them into sausage shapes and cook them in a bit of olive oil in a heavy frying pan until they are browned.  Better yet, cook them on your grill.

My pita puffed!  I have always had trouble getting pita to puff but this recipe works.

Cool the pita on a rack.

Mix some lettuce with some crumbled feta and sprinkle it with the dressing of your choice.  I had some Italian that I just made so I used it.

Split the pita and stuff it with the kafta and salad.

I served it with the hot pot soup I showed yesterday. An Asian/Turkish meal.

10 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

Nothing like a little fusion before an all American game

Debra She Who Seeks said...

SO much better than a hot dog and whatever else is available at a ball park.

littlemancat said...

Looks wonderful - but have to confess that part of the fun of going to a game - and this is just me - is the ball park food. :-)
Too pricey, though, that's for sure.
We rarely eat hot dogs, but at ball parks and festivals, got to have one.

Susan said...

You must have an amazing repertoire of ethnic recipes - they just keep coming!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

That just look so delicious!
Still to hot to cook anything but it will start to cool down some tomorrow. I wonder if I might have some pita in the freezer :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Cottage Tails said...

Now that looks way yummier than takeaway food. You are good to your men folk.

Guillaume said...

Looks delicious. I'd go for lamb.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Joyce..the Blog Tech has to be sooo happy to be back living at home. LOL He HAD to have missed having your cooking...I mean, who wouldn't?
This is something I could do. Will I? Maybe. This is a definite maybe. I am about ready to do another pot of your chili. Hot weather or not..that was the best darned chili!

Alicia Foodycat said...

I love it when the pita puffs! Mine is very hit-and-miss but these look superb!

TARYTERRE said...

I'm making these with lamb. My mouth is watering already.