Appetizer from Aleppo of pounded meat mixed with dried mint, fried in the form of patties, then covered with garlicky lemon sauce.
Ingredients: makes 11 patties 10 X 8 cm
500 g pounded lamb or beef or a mixture of both
1 small onion, grated
4 teaspoons dried and crumbled mint leaves
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon 7 spices
3 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tablespoons lemon juice
5 tablespoons olive oil
1. Mix meat with grated onion, mint, salt, black pepper, and 7 spice powder.
2. Form meat into 10 or 11 patties about 1 cm thick and fry on both sides in vegetable oil.
3. Mix sauce ingredients and pour on patties while still hot.
4. Serve hot or warm.