greek lamb koftas

greek lamb koftas
9th January 2017 Katie

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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.


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  1. Soak your wooden kebab sticks in water in the sink or a bowl.
  2. Tip all the ingredients into a bowl and combine thoroughly with your hands - this is great for getting the kids involved - ensure they wash hands carefully before and afterwards! If you can, leave for an hour or more covered, in the fridge. This can be prepared the night before.
  3. Divide the mixture into 8, and shape around the wooden kebab sticks in roughly sausage shapes.
  4. Heat a griddle pan, or a large frying pan, or a grill to a medium-hot setting. Lightly brush each kofta with oil and either griddle, fry or grill - turning often - until browned on the outside, and cooked through. This will take 8-12 minutes depending on the heat setting.
  5. Serve hot or cold.

Recipe Notes

cook once: eat twice

Cook double the recipe and take in cold for packed lunches with a rice salad.

Nutrition Facts
greek lamb kebabs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 81mg
27%
Sodium 86mg
4%
Potassium 383mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
52%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
19%
Calcium
3%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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