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This recipe for Lamb Köfte grilled is full of warm spices and flavors from the Middle East. The small, juicy meatcakes can be prepared well in advance as a starter. And you don’t have to go on a long search for minced lamb, because I’ll tell you how you can easily do it yourself.

Lamb Köfte recipe as a starter or for a party buffet

I like Köfte so much because it is easy to prepare and still has so much more to offer than simple hamburger patties or meatballs. Above all, the spices, herbs and flavors transform the meat dish into an interesting and tasty starter. You can also use it to enrich the buffet at every party.

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Grilling is child’s play with the LeMax

Also with this recipe for Lamb Köfte I used the LeMax table grill from ELAG again had very good experiences. The big advantage here is that the entire dish can be prepared in one step. It works in a similar way to pancakes, hash browns or latkes. You can roast or grill all the ingredients of a complete dish at the same time on the large glass ceramic surface. So the other day I grilled fish and vegetables at the same time. But you can also easily bake a pizza for the children on it. And fajitas or quesadillas are also no problem for the LeMax. But there are other good reasons to use the LeMax table grill. Because if you have to go fast, this table grill is the best solution. In a few minutes you will have a delicious meal ready.

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Tips for preparing Lamb Köfte on the LeMax table grill from ELAG

  • So that you get a delicious Köfte, you should take lamb with a little fat (e.g. hip). Because the fat makes the meat juicy and that’s exactly what you need when grilling. If the meat is too lean, the meatcakes won’t stick together as well. That’s why I prefer to use lamb for this Köfte recipe.
  • Of course you can also take ready-made lamb mince from the butcher, but this is not available everywhere. So I did it myself without further ado. To do this, cut the meat into small pieces and put it in one with the spices, garlic and onion Food processor. And at the push of a button your lamb gets minced meat.
  • As soon as the meat is ready, you can shape the meatcakes and let them rest for at least 1 hour. Because that’s how the aromas combine and it just tastes better.
  • The LeMax table grill must be very hot for grilling. Because that too ensures that the aromas develop best. That’s why I coat the Köfte and the grill surface with a little oil before grilling.
  • If the meat is on the grill, you should give it 3-4 minutes before turning it over. If you try before you will notice that it sticks. After turning, the meat pancakes should be grilled until the meat has the desired consistency. The grilling should not take longer than 8 minutes in total. If you grill it too long, the köfte will get too dry.

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Ideas for side dishes for Lamm Köfte

  • I like a homemade yogurt dip or a traditional tzatziki with the meatballs. But a tahini sauce is also a delicious sauce that goes well.
  • For bread, I recommend pita bread or flat bread.
  • Vegetables like cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, and red onions are also wonderful. For example, you can add a simple cucumber salad or a Greek salad.
  • For a little more color I can also imagine crunchy carrot salad with beetroot.
  • And if you serve the lamb meatballs on a mezze plate, then hummus and tabbouleh go well with it.


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Lamb Köfte grilled with herb yoghurt dip

A simple recipe for grilled lamb köfte (minced meat skewer) with flavors from the Middle East. Served with a herb yoghurt dip, the meatballs are a delicious starter on every buffet. It is important that the Köfte are prepared before grilling rest for at least 1 hour have to.

Talk. 1 hour 15 Minutes
total 1 hour 25 Minutes

For the Köfte:

  • 600
    g
    Lamb hip,
    cut into small pieces (1-2 cm)
  • 1
    Big egg
  • 1
    Little yellow onion,
    chopped up
  • 1
    Clove of garlic,
    crushed
  • 2
    TL
    Ground cumin
    (Cumin)
  • 2
    TL
    Ground coriander
  • 1
    TL
    cinnamon
    (Ceylon)
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1
    TL
    sea-salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper,
    to taste
  • 1/2
    Bunch of fresh mint,
    finely chopped (2-3 tbsp)
  • 1
    HE
    Extra virgin olive oil
  • Some oil for the grill

For the yogurt dip:

  • 150
    g
    Greek yogurt
  • 1
    Clove of garlic,
    crushed
  • 1
    HE
    Flat leaf parsley,
    chopped up
  • 1
    HE
    Mint,
    chopped up
  • 1
    TL
    Lemon juice,
    freshly squeezed (or more if desired)
  • Sumach,
    for garnish (optional)

  1. Put the finely chopped lamb with the ingredients (egg, onion, garlic, spices, salt) in one Food processor give and mix until everything is finely chopped. Put the minced meat with the mint in a bowl and knead until everything is well mixed.

  2. Divide the minced meat into 15-16 servings (as a side dish) or 8 servings (as a main course) and shape into oblong-oval “sausages”. Then pierce a wooden skewer lengthways through each sausage. Cover and let the skewers rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 24 hours.

  3. For grilling, coat the köfte skewers with a little oil and set aside while you prepare the yoghurt dip.

  4. Mix the ingredients (yogurt, garlic, herbs, lemon juice) in a small bowl. Season with salt and garnish with sumac.

  5. Preheat the table grill (to level 10 on the LeMax grill). As soon as the grill is hot, set the grill one level lower (level 9) and coat the surface of the grill with a little heat-resistant oil. Place the Köfte kebabs on the hot grill and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side until the meat is cooked through.

  6. Place the kofte on a serving plate and serve with yogurt dip and warm pita bread.

  7. Enjoy!

  • If you make the köfte on an outdoor grill, then I recommend using metal skewers. Or you can dip wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes beforehand.

Tips for cleaning the LeMax table grill:

  • As long as the surface is still a bit warm, scrape off the coarse remains with a metal scraper (supplied by ELAG). If you have little time (maybe because there are guests), you can put damp kitchen paper on the warm (not hot) glass ceramic surface until you have time to clean. Later you can simply wipe the surface and remove coarse kitchen residues.
  • As soon as the grill has cooled down, put some glass ceramic cleaner on the grill and clean it with a normal kitchen sponge (the green side). Don’t worry, the surface won’t get scratched. So you’re good at scrubbing. You only have to be careful with the metal sides. The sponge must not get on the edges, because then there are ugly scratches. When you have scrubbed the surface clean, you can wipe the surface clean with a kitchen towel. And finally I recommend going over it again with kitchen paper so that everything looks like new again.

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