Lamb fritters (recipe)
To serve 6-8 gentles
- 1kg lamb mince (good quality)
- 500 mL lemon juice
- 1/4 cup crushed garlic (no, really...)
- 1 - 2 t ground ginger
- 1 t ground coriander seed
- 1 t ground cumin seed
- 1 t ground pepper
Freshly ground spices are more pleasing to the palate; a mortar and pestle works well, though we use an electric coffee grinder. Mix everything together (it will be as a bowl of slops, quite squishy). Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Form into balls the size of a large plum, squeezing the mixture to remove excess liquid.
Flatten and fry on a hot surface (like an oiled frying pan). Stefano suggests that the quantities of spices are merely a starting point and that if you like this hotter, add more ginger and pepper.The lemon juice tenderises the lamb. This is very good with saffron rice.