A Kafta (or Kofta or kūfta, is Persian in origin. کوفتن (Kuftan) means “to beat” or “to grind”, according to WikiPedia. One could say that a Kafta patty is like a spicy meatball. In any case, it’s delicious, and since we recently made some, a wonderful Kafta Burger (ok, maybe more of a sandwich, given the bread) is in order. We made our own version of the traditional yogurt dressing, because we can. We love this Middle Eastern food so in the future expect to see more recipes like this. We think Middle Eastern food should be a food group!
Kafta Sandwich Recipe
- 2 slices of sourdough bread
- 3 roasted garlic
- 1 kafta patty grilled with mozzarella on top for the last few minutes so it can melt.
- 1 slice of Mozzarella (to be grilled with the patty)
- Lettuce to cover one side of one slice of bread
- 3 tbs spicy yogurt dressing.
- 2 grape tomatoes
- 4 leaves of fresh Thai basil.
- 1 tsp olive oil
Grill or heat the patty. If heating in an oven, add the mozzarella for the last 3 minutes until it melts slightly. Toast the bread until golden brown, and add the lettuce on the bread, then the patty with the mozzarella, yogurt dressing. Add the Thai basil leaves and the grape tomatoes cut in half, and finally sprinkle the olive oil on top. Close your eyes and imagine the endless Sahara deserts Stretching out before you, but open them quickly before you get any sand in your food. 🙂