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

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 For the Dipping Sauce, mix yogurt, cucumber, mint and rose water in medium bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve
  • 2 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
  • 3 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
  • 4 To serve kaftas, carefully slide a wooden skewer lengthwise through center of each kafta. Serve with Dipping Sauce

TIPS AND TRICKS

Test Kitchen Tip: Rose water is available in the international aisle of some supermarkets, online specialty stores, or Middle Eastern markets.

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