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Lamb Patties in Pita Bread with salad is delicious summer meal. It's like a small lamb burger, lamb meatball or lamb rissoles, perfect for lunch or as an appetizer! If you don't like lamb, you can swap with beef.

Mediterranean Lamb Patties (Kofta)

Lamb Patties in Pita Bread with salad is delicious summer meal. It's like a small lamb burger, lamb meatball or lamb rissoles, perfect lamb pita pocket for lunch or as an appetizer! If you don't like lamb, you can swap with beef.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword lamb patties
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Peter's Food Adventures

Ingredients

  • 500 g /1 lb ground lamb
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons harissa paste
  • teaspoons ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon sumac optional
  • lemon zest optional
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients into a bowl. Using your hands, mix until combined.
  2. Using your hands, shape the meat into small balls, pressing firmly so it holds shape. Each patty is about 2"/5cm wide.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the lamb patties in small batches for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are cooked.
  4. Serve in a pita or wrap with salad, yogurt sauce or tzatziki.

Recipe Notes

If you don't like it too spicy, then just use 1 teaspoon of Harissa paste, which only adds flavor, not heat.