Lamb Kaftas with Rose Infused Dipping Sauce
appetizer

Lamb Kaftas with Rose Infused Dipping Sauce

The cuisines of North Africa and the Middle East influence these kaftas or lamb patties. Serve with a rose-infused minted yogurt sauce. Photo credit: Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen.
  • 25m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 138

    Calories

  • 15

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

12

Servings

Rose-Infused Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, peeled and seeded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon rose water

Lamb Kaftas

Instructions

  • For the Dipping Sauce, mix yogurt, cucumber, mint and rose water in medium bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve

  • For the Lamb Kaftas, mix lamb, onion, poppy seed, cumin, salt, black pepper, cinnamon and cayenne pepper in large bowl. Add egg; mix well. Form 2 heaping tablespoons of the lamb mixture into a 3-inch long roll. Repeat with remaining lamb mixture to make about 12 kaftas

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add 1/2 of the kaftas; cook 7 minutes or until cooked through and browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining kaftas, adding remaining 1 tablespoon oil as needed

  • To serve kaftas, carefully slide a wooden skewer lengthwise through center of each kafta. Serve with Dipping Sauce

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