How to make it

  • This is the easiest recipe in the world.
  • Mix first 9 ingredients in a large mixing bowl together until all well incorporated.
  • Cover and put in fridge for at least 3 hours (let it marinade over night for optimal flavorage {thats not even a word is it?})
  • When ready to cook, roll the beef into fingers the size of a man's thumb.
  • Some people like to skewer them the long way, I never did though.
  • Preheat Grill to Med High Heat and put fingers on the grill so that they are opposite the grill lines (you don't want them falling through).
  • Cover and cook 5 mins. Turn over and cook another 5 mins.
  • Similar to cooking a burger.
  • Toast the pita pockets on the grill.
  • To plate: Cut Pita into triangles and plate then put a couple koftas on the pitas so the pita can absorb some of that great grill flavor. Tahini on the side for dipping of course! Cucumber tomato salad is great next to this too! MMmmm my mouth is watering!

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  • ShSh 11 years ago
    I think this recipe is good enough except for the 'maybe' typo error on the salt. Use 1 tsp instead of 1 tbsp (that's too much!) I never use egg in my kofta, just mixed everything and let stand in fridge for a couple of hours ~ that should bind the meat well. Also, can substitute the seasoning with Corriander seed (pounded) and cumin powder. Happy trying :D
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    Ganifarouk ate it and said...
    Horrible!!!! I used 1 TBSP of salt like the recipe calls for. I thought it seemed like a bit much! My grandfather is Egyptian and taught me how to make kofta. I looked up this recipe to try something a little different. Thanks for ruining my authentic Egyptian dinner. I am so pissed, 1. Because of the retarded amount of salt in this recipe. 2. Because I'm not good enough of a cook to know that 1 tbsp of salt was too much. These are disgusting and in edible! Make this recipe without the salt. And I use cumin instead of allspice.

    Beware of horrible recipe!
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  • miltonkel 14 years ago
    Spent two years in egypt, and I can say that this is as close as your going get to the real thing, with the exception that it should be cooked over a high heat wood fire to add that final brush stroke of authenticity. Thanks sweetie, your rock!
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  • binky67 15 years ago
    Looks delish!!
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    " It was excellent "
    tnjazmyn ate it and said...
    I was just looking through some of my memoirs from a trip to Egypt and wanting to recreate some of the food I had there. Can't wait to try this! Thanks, Teresa
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Sounds really good! thanks for posting!
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