Lamb Patties with Yogurt Mint Sauce
Again, necessity drives invention. The only way MZ will eat meat is if it is ground. And when she slept too long for me to get to the store to buy ingredients for our planned Indian meal, I went with what we had on hand. It was good enough to make again. That is if my sister will make more of her delicious pita.
MZ gobbled this up, she loved the crumbled patties as well as the pita dipped in hummus and yogurt sauce.
Lamb patties (recipe below)
Minted Yogurt sauce (recipe below)
1/2 c crumbled feta cheese
1 lb ground lamb
3 chopped green onions
1 T. Persian spice blend, or 1/2 t. each cumin, allspice, finely ground black pepper
1 t. salt
1/3 cup matzo meal or breadcrumbs
Heat broiler. Mix ingredients lightly till just combined. Place in refrigerator ~20 minutes while preparing the yogurt sauce. Then form into patties about 2" in diameter and 1/2" thick, and broil, about 4 minutes on one side and two minutes on the other. Serve hot.
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 T lemon juice
1 chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped mint
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Pepper and salt to taste
Combine ingredients and allow flavors to meld while heating pita and forming lamb patties.
Wrap pita in foil and heat in a toaster oven. Rub lightly with water if the pita are stale.
To Serve: Place patties, pita, hummus, yogurt sauce and feta on the table and let everyone make their own pita sandwiches. I made a salad of boston lettuce and cucumbers that was also good tucked into the pita.
Enjoy this with a lightly chilled dry rosé.
Riff references: Minted lamb patties; Minted lamb burgers with Feta and Hummus; Lamb Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce