- 500 gr medium ground beef
- Garnish: 1 tsp butter, 1 tsp red pepper
- 1/2 cup rice, washed and drained
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pinch cumin
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 6 cups hot water with 1 cube beef boullion
- Sauce: 2 tbsp flour, 2 egg yolks, 1 lemon juice, 2 tbsp water
Place the rice in a bowl and pour 2 cups hot water over it. Wait for 5 minutes and drain. Add in the ground beef, egg, salt, pepper and cumin. Knead with your hands. Make little balls (chest nut size) and put aside.
Put 6 cups hot water in a large pot with the bouillion. When it boils, put the Kofte (meatballs) into the water slowly. Remove the foam from the surface with a spoon. Cook for about 20-25 minutes on medium-low heat.
Whisk the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Take one ladle of juice from the pot with the Kofte. Mix it with the sauce, then pour it all back slowly into the pot. Cook for 5 more minutes. Pour in service bowls.
Melt the butter in a small pan. When you see bubbles, turn the heat off. Then add in the red pepper. Mix with a spoon and pour all over the Eksili Kofte (by the way, Eksi means sour). This dish should be eaten with a spoon as the juice is very tasty. Serve with bread and any kind of salad. This recipe makes 3 servings.