Transport yourself to a Greek island, no matter what the weather is outside, with these easy, gently-spiced koftas.
My lovely friend who inspired this recipe is married to an equally lovely Greek man. They spent several years living in Greece, and she cooked traditional recipes with his grandmother, a spritely elderly lady who had plenty of energy to help look after her little great-grandchildren.
Was her good health in old age due to the famous Mediterranean diet? Whether that was the answer or not, the traditional Greek cuisine is full of lots of lovely fresh ingredients, and for those of us cooking to accommodate allergies, it provides plenty of delicious inspiration. When they came back to England, we enjoyed fabulous evenings with our friends sharing delicious Greek feasts whilst ignoring the rather wet weather outside.
These koftas could also be made with beef, or a mixture of lamb and beef. Just make sure you find a lower-fat mince – I tried one batch with 15% fat mince I’m afraid they ended up in the bin!
Remember to serve with plenty of fresh lemons to squeeze at the table. Delicious served with Greek spinach and rice.