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1. Finely dice the onion, crush the garlic. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and season with salt & pepper.
2. Mould the mixture around either wooden or metal skewers, pressing firmly to keep the mixture securely on the skewer.
3. Heat a cast-iron griddle pan until just smoking, add a little oil and fry the koftas for two minutes on each side until golden brown. Alternatively you could barbeque the koftas, the barbeque adds a wonderful smoky flavor.
4. If using fresh mint, wash & finely chop the mint. Add fresh mint or mint sauce to the greek yogurt, taste the sauce - you may want to add more mint. Serve with the koftas.
Ideal as a summer main course with either rice or pita bread, tabbouleh, hummus and lots of fresh shredded lettuce,
The koftas can be made up to two days in advance and kept in the fridge wrapped in clingfilm. You can also freeze them before cooking, allow them to thaw completely before cooking.
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