ELIZE’S SPICY MEATBALLS
These delicious, middle-eastern style spicy meatballs are boldly flavoured with garlic, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
- 250 g minced beef
- 250 g minced pork
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped
- 2 teaspoons mild or medium curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 slices bread, crusts removed, soaked in water and water squeezed out.
- cake flour for dusting
- oil for frying
Put the mince into a mixing bowl.
Add the onions, garlic, curry powder, cumin, garam masala, paprika and cayenne pepper, salt and coriander; then mix well.
Add the beaten egg and bread and mix again.
Divide the meat mixture into 15 – 20 even sized pieces and shape into balls.
Dust with flour and refrigerate at least half an hour.
Heat the oil in the frying pan over a medium heat and add the meatballs using a spoon.
Cook them on all sides, turning until golden brown and done.
Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel.
Allow to cool slightly and serve with a fresh, crisp green salad, some pitta bread and tomato salsa.
Recipe and photo: Elize de Kock