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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Lamb Kufta with Potatoes, كفتة بالبطاطة
This is a very popular dish that we bake in the oven. You can cook it on top of the stove in a deep pan.
pound ground lamb or beef
clove garlic, crushed 1
teaspoon Arabian spice(bahar) 2
teaspoons salt, divided 1
large russet potato, peeled 1
large tomato 1 (
14.5-ounce can) diced tomatoes 1/2
bowl, put the ground lamb and add the garlic, 1 teaspoon of salt and spice and
mix by hand. Shape the meat into small balls and press each ball to make
patties, and set aside.
the tomato in half and slice in 1/4 inch slices, and set aside. Slice the potato
in 1/4 inch sliced and cut each slice in a half. Slice the onion very thinly.
the tomato can and pulse the tomatoes in the food processor to make a purée.
deep Pyrex dish, pour 1 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of the pan. Make a
stack of meat, potato, onion and tomato slices. Arrange side by side in the
pan. When all meat and slices are arranged, pour the water and the rest of the
tomato sauce. Season with salt and more spices if desired.
the baking dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes in 350 degrees F. Oven.
Remove from oven, uncover and bake for15 more minutes.