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Kofte Bites with Yogurt-Honey Dip

Daphne Oz
Servings: 8
1 to 30 min
Part 1 of 2

Kebab up your dinner with Daphne's delicious dish with dipping sauce!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Kofte Bites with Yogurt-Honey Dip
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 pound Ground Lamb
  • 1 Large Sweet Vidalia Onion (grated)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley (plus more to garnish)
  • 1 large Egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 slice Day-Old Bread; crusts removed (soaked in 1/4 cup whole milk; just to wet)
  • Olive Oil
  • Yogurt-Honey Dip
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt (or plain yogurt strained overnight)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Local Honey
  • 2 Limes (zest and juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom
  • Salt (to taste)
  • In a small bowl, combine the Oregano, Mint, Cardamom, Cumin, Cinnamon, Smoked Paprika, and Salt and mix thoroughly.
  • In a large bowl, combine the Beef, Lamb, Onions, Parsley, and Egg. Squeeze the Bread to remove most of the milk and add the Bread to the meat mixture; mix thoroughly to incorporate. Add the spice mixture to the Beef mixture and use your hands or a wooden spoon to combine the well.
  • Wet your hands with water and form 16 loosely packed patties about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, rolling the mixture into a ball between your hands and then gently patting each down to flatten to an even thickness. Place the patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet, pressing thumb into the center of each patty to form a small indentation.
  • Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add a few tablespoons of Olive Oil, and arrange the Kofte in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side for medium.
  • Serve warm with the Yogurt-Honey Dip.
  • For Yogurt-Honey Dip: Combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir until evenly combined. Adjust seasoning to taste. (Dip can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.
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