Libyan-Inspired Meatballs (Libya)
Yield: 8-10 Servings
1 ½ lbs ground lamb
1 onion, finely minced
1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl (except the bread crumbs), and mix well by hand. Do not overwork the meat mixture. Add breadcrumbs to desired consistency.
Form meatballs and saute in olive oil until done. Simmer in sauce (optional).
Link to My Post on Libya: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/libya/
Main Ingredient: Ground Lamb
Original Recipe: Kifta Lil Atfaal (Cinnamon Meatballs) –http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/miscellaneous/fetch-recipe.php?rid=misc-kifta-lil-atfaal
“This is a traditional Libyan for a classic lamb meatball flavored with cinnamon that’s boiled in salted water before serving.”