These are really simple, tasty and most children will happily gobble them up. They work well as part of a middle eastern style mezze plate or in a flatbread wrap with tsatsiki and salad. You can spice them up a bit more if you are so inclined.
A kilo of lean lamb mince (ask the butcher to make it if you have one nearby)
3-4 cloves of garlic minced
1-2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
2 tablespoons of chopped rosemary (oregano and Thyme also work well)
Tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
A teaspoon of salt
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and with clean hands (I use disposable gloves). And mix really well. You can leave this in the fridge to marinate for a bit if you have time.
Roll the mixture into balls a bit smaller than a ping pong ball.
Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the meatballs in batches Until brown on the outside.
I like them slightly pink in the middle but if you don’t pop them in a foil covered dish in a 180 degree oven for 10 minutes.
No photo today as they all got gobbled up!
You can mix up the herbs and ramp up the spice factor with these, oregano, coriander, mint, chilli, cumin or Harissa all work well..