Spicy Meat Patties

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Ready in: 15 mins
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Spicy Meat Patties

This dish is very popular in Morocco, almost eaten like a snack on all street corners. Here I have adapted it to British tastes making a good snack or telly dinner matches with creamy mashed potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 250g very lean lamb mince
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 heaped tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of chilli powder
  • salt and pepper
  • zest ½ lemon
  • 125mls lamb or chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 4 tbsp dried beadcrumbs
  • 1 pack filo pastry
  • vegetable oil
  • natural yoghourt
  • chopped fresh mint

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Method

  1. Heat the vegetable oil and add the garlic and onions, cook over a low heat to soften.
  2. Add the meat, spices, salt, pepper and stock and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat add the herbs and leave to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled add enough breadcrumbs to make a stiff paste, again re season.
  5. Cut the filo paste into rectangular strips about 4 inches wide. Cover with a damp cloth.
  6. Lay a little of the mixture along one side of the filo paste, fold over the ends and roll up sealing all the meat inside.
  7. Lightly egg the end to seal.
  8. Do this until all the mixture has been folded up.
  9. Shallow fry in hot oil until crispy and golden.
  10. Drain well and dip into thick yoghourt and mint.
  11. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes.
 

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