Turkish Kofta Meat Patties

Turkish Kofta Meat Patties

How about making a spicy meat dish for summer?
Try these Turkish kofta meat patties!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Mixed ground meat (mutton mince if you have it)
300 g
Onions (finely chopped)
Garlic (finely chopped)
1/2 clove
Parsley (finely chopped)
as needed
Dried cumin powder
1/2 tablespoon
Red chili pepper
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
to taste


1. Finely chop the onion, garlic, and parsley.
2. In a bowl, combine the minced meat with the onion, garlic, and parsley from Step 1, along with the cumin powder, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
3. Mix the ingredients together well until the mixture becomes sticky and the meat becomes pale.
4. Shape the mixture into small patties and slowly cook them in a pre-heated frying pan.
5. Once one side has browned, flip each patty over, and cover them all with a lid. Continue to cook them carefully until cooked through.
6. They're ready!

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a meat dish that my Dad apparently ate a lot when he lived in Turkey.
I re-arranged the recipe so that's easy to create at home.

Since Turkey is a Muslim country they don't eat pork. Therefore if you want to make authentic kofta you should try making them with minced beef or mutton.