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I think there are as many recipes for köfte as there are families! I’ve had so many variations of these “meatballs” served. And I make different ones myself based on ingredients I have on hand.

Köfte

Köfte

I start mine based on the traditional Swedish ground meat basic recipe. Mixing together breadcrumbs and milk and leave it for about 10-15 min to allow breadcrumbs to absorb all milk. This base will make the meatballs more moist. Also adding in an egg to keep the mixture together.

Köfte in making

Köfte in making

This is such an easy recipe to make! I often make a whole bunch of them as they are great to have on hand in the freezer to take out for lunch or a quick dinner. I even eat them cold.

Köfte with Couscous

Köfte with Couscous

If you do not fancy lamb you can use ground beef or ground turkey/chicken. And fresh coriander (cilantro) can be substituted for parsley. I cook mine in the oven as it goes quicker than frying them in the frying pan as that has to be done in batches. For nicer presentation I put them on small skewers. This is also a great way to serve them at a buffet.

Couscous

Couscous

Serve them with couscous and some seasonal fresh veggies! And of course a yogurt sauce. Mix couscous with some fresh chopped coriander or parsley and thinly sliced spring onions for an extra flavor.

A nice beer such as an IPA will go well with this dish or a refreshing Rose wine.
Recipe can as always be found on top of page in Swedish and English.

Remember Life is too short to not eat and drink well!
Enjoy!