Lamb Meatballs with Flatbreads and Garlic Yoghourt
This is a fabulous, hands-on, napkins required lunch that makes me happy just to think about it. Warm pliable bread, herby and spiced fragrant lamb, cool minty garlicky yogurt all in a spectacularly delicious parcel. I would consider a drop or two of chilli sauce mandatory on this but that is just me….
500g lamb mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon cumin
Small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
Pepper, a couple of grinds
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly in a bowl. Roll into small balls, somewhere between the size of a marble and a walnut. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and cook gently for 10-15 minutes until brown all over and cooked through (break one open to check and then eat it as cooks perk). This will do for 2 adults and 2 children but we always want more.
Serve with flatbreads and garlic yogurt. Heaven.
Garlic and mint yogurt
250ml natural yogurt
1 clove garlic, crushed
Small bunch of mint, chopped
Pinch of salt
Mix all these ingredients together and taste to check for seasoning.
We had this for lunch on Saturday and as I didn’t have time to make flatbreads we had warmed tortillas and pita breads which were fine. I put a bowl of rocket on the table too which went down well. This is also one of my children’s favourite teas and you can easily make the meatballs, eat half and freeze half making it a very easy defrost and chuck in the pan after school number when you are pushed for time.