We decided to serve them similarly to a gyro with tzatziki (yogurt/cucumber sauce), tomatoes, onions and lettuce on flat bread. Matt wanted to make a flat bread from scratch that he could cook on the grill. I thought he would just use our grilled pizza crust recipe, but instead he came up with his own version using whole wheat flour and buttermilk. They were really tasty, but came out thicker than we would have liked. (I ended up slicing them in half to use like a bun instead of wrapping the meat in them.) Matt says next time he'll roll them out thinner before putting them on the grill.
This was a great alternative to burgers. To me it seemed even better suited to hot weather with the cooling toppings. I think kofte is something that will end up in our summer grilling rotation.
1/2 lb ground beef
pinch of cinnamon
1/4 t cumin
1/4 t coriander
1 garlic clove, grated
2 - 3 T grated onion
1/2 t kosher salt
Mix everything together. Shape into three flat sausages about 1/2-inch thick. Put skewer through the middle length-wise. Grill on high for 2 - 3 minutes per side.
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Flat Bread
7 oz AP flour
4 oz whole wheat flour
1 t yeast
1 t kosher salt
1 T white sugar
7 oz room temp buttermilk
Combine dry ingredients in a stand mixer. Stir to combine. Add buttermilk and mix until it forms a ball. Knead for about 5 minutes. Let rise for 2 hours until about double in size. Cut into pieces, roll until balls then roll into thin, flat discs (I would shoot for about 1/8-inch). Brush with olive oil and put on grill set at medium-high. Brush other side with oil and flip. Cook 2 - 3 minutes on each side them put on cooler part of grill to continue cooking and keep warm while meat is cooking, about 5 minutes.
We made 4, but they were quite thick so next time we'd probably get 6 out of the recipe.
Serve the kofte and bread with tzatiki, lettuce, onions and tomatoes.
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