Turkish Meatballs (Kofte)



  • 500 grams minced meat ( a mixture of beef and lamb is preferred)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped or grated)
  • A bunch of fresh parsley ( finely chopped)
  • Pinch of cumin
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 slices of stale bread (without crust)

How to make Turkish Meatballs

  1. Soak slices of bread in water until they sop.
  2. Squeeze out the excess water and crumble them.
  3. Put minced meat in a large bowl.
  4. Add bread crumbles, egg, garlic, cumin, salt, black pepper, parsley, onion.
  5. Knead all the ingredients well until all sticks together and solid.
  6. When the meat mixture is well, scoop up small balls, roll them in your hand and shape them.
  7. The shape of the meatballs will resemble to your thumb or small balls.
  8. Heat butter in a skillet.
  9. Fry the meatballs until they are nicely done and brown.
  10. ENJOY!

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