Lamb Kofta Sticks2012-12-05
- Servings : 16
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 25m
We all know kids love to dip, and dunk and wave food around, and what better way to do that than put food on a stick? I wanted to try it, so started with a favourite of Harry’s – lamb. He loved chewing it off the stick, the whole thing was a novelty, and it would have been really convenient when out and about. I will definitely be trying this again. If for no other reason than I have about 250 paddle pop sticks that I need to use up.
If you have a fussy eater, I recommend giving this a go. The stick is a good distraction for all the vegetables you can hide in the lamb mix. Or, if you are having a particularly trying evening, try shifting the focus, bring out the sticks and skewer the food on. The kids will love it.
Tip: food on a stick is the perfect party food. Why not make lamb sticks and serve in a cup with some dip. Simple, filling and delicious.
Nutrition Note: Lamb, a red meat, is high in iron and zinc, important for growth and development in young children.Join us on Facebook for other foodie bits and pieces.
- 500g lamb mince
- 1 egg
- 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, finely chopped (optional)
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 handful of spinach, finely chopped (optional)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to fry
- ½ cup natural yoghurt (to serve)
- Pita bread (to serve)
Combine lamb, egg, onion, mushrooms, cinnamon, parsley and spinach in a bowl. Use your hands to mix well. -
Take large tbsp sized handfuls of mixture and shape around a paddle pop stick. Flatten slightly. -
Heat oil in a large frypan over medium. Cook for a few minuted either side until the meat is cooked through. -
Serve in cups with yoghurt or tzatziki dip. Or, you can skip the paddle pop step and wrap the lamb in pita bread. -
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