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Izmir Kufte Recipe
|Ground beef/Ground lamb||1 Pound|
|Bread crumbs||2 Tablespoon|
|Egg||1 , slightly beaten|
|Minced parsley||2 Teaspoon|
|Ground allspice||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cumin||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Black pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm), pressed|
|Corn oil||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Mozola)|
|Hot red pepper||To Taste|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2558 Calories from Fat 2151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 241 g370.9%
Saturated Fat 55.1 g275.3%
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 531.5 mg
Sodium 994.3 mg41.4%
Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.6%
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.6%
Sugars 1.9 g
Protein 86 g171.6%
Vitamin A 22.7% Vitamin C 31.6%
Calcium 13.9% Iron 44.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Knead well by hand.
Form into one and a half inch patties.
Fry the kuftas in heated oil until browned and cooked through.
Serve hot with rice or fried potatoes.
Variations: If you wish you can form the meat into small balls, make a hole in each one with your finger and fill the hollow with pine nuts.
Seal and roll into balls.
Fry in heated oil until browned and cooked through.
Arrange the balls on a serving platter, insert a frilled toothpick in each one and serve as a hot appetizer.
Or you can arrange the kuftas on a lightly greased baking pan.
Cover with two slices tomatoes and one green pepper, slivered.
Sprinkle with salt.
Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for about twenty minutes.