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Bus station keftas

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200°C fan forced (220°C normal).
  • To make the tomato sauce, heat a little oil in a heavy-bottomed pot and gently sauté 2 chopped onions and 4 crushed garlic cloves until tender, stirring now and again.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, soy, ½ tbsp chilli paste, the stock and seasonings. Stir well and cook until thick and fragrant, adding more stock if needed. Taste for seasoning and set aside.
  • Then heat a little oil in a heavy-bottomed pot and gently sauté 1 chopped onion and 2 crushed garlic cloves until tender, stirring now and again.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and combine with the mince, 80 gm yoghurt, ½ tbsp chilli paste, 2 tbsp chopped coriander, the paprika and seasonings (adding an egg if dry).
  • Form mixture into largish balls, place on an oiled baking tray and cook in the oven for about 15 mins until firm and coloured.
  • Then place the meatballs in a gratin (or any ovenproof dish), spoon the tomato sauce over the top and cook in the oven for about 10-15 mins.
  • Make 3-4 indents in the top, break an egg into each one and cook in the oven until just set.
  • Combine 3 heaped tbsp yoghurt with the lemon juice and harissa. Sprinkle this over the top and garnish with the remaining chopped coriander and served with steamed rice or mash.
  • from “Huey’s Bloody Good Recipes” by Iain Hewitson
  • Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 3 large onions, chopped
  • 7 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • a few slurps of soy sauce
  • 600 gm minced lamb
  • plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp chilli paste
  • ½ litre chicken or vegetable stock
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • 4-5 eggs
  • a good squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp harissa (or any chilli paste)
  • Huey's Kitchen takes a lot of care in the preparation of its recipes, but viewers are reminded to always double check that the recipe and all the ingredients are suitable.

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