Saturday, 6 August 2011

Cypriot kofte or meatballs recipe

Delicious walnut sized meatballs are traditionally always part of Cypriot mezze.

Ingredients: 500g of minced lamb or beef; 750g of finely grated potatoes which after grating are squeezed to extract as much liquid as possible; one onion finely chopped; one medium sized egg; 75g of finely chopped parsley; 2 teaspoons of cinnamon; 2 teaspoons of dried mint and salt and pepper to taste.

1. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Shape into walnut sized balls and either shallow or deep fry in hot oil until golden brown
3. Serve hot or can be served cold with a fresh salad

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