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Lamb Patties in Pita Bread with salad is delicious summer meal or appetizer. It's like a small lamb burger, lamb meatball or lamb rissoles. Perfect as a lamb pita pocket or a lamb slider for lunch.

Mediterranean Lamb Patties (Kofta)

Lamb Patties in Pita Bread with salad is delicious summer meal or appetizer. It's like a small lamb burger, lamb meatball or lamb rissoles. Perfect as a lamb pita pocket or a lamb slider for lunch.

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.