Monday, October 12, 2009

Recipe #4: Кюфтета (Kyuftetta)

Кюфтета (Kyuftetta) is a traditional Bulgarian dish served year round. Кюфтета are basically small, flattened meatballs which can be either grilled or fried. I’ve taken some liberties with this recipe but, in all honesty, I’ve eaten my share of кюфтета since I’ve been here and, when it comes to fried кюфтета, I like mine the best.

½ kilogram of кайма (mincemeat - pork and beef)
1 bell pepper – seeded and finely diced
1 onion – finely diced
2 cloves garlic – finely diced
½ cup crushed Corn Flakes
1 egg
1 tablespoon fresh parsley – chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and form into small patties. Fry, in a small amount of sunflower oil, or grill until done.

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