Greek lamb patties with tzatziki
( SERVES 4 )
|600 g||Lamb mince|
|¼ cup||Green olives pitted|
|1 to taste||Salt & freshly ground pepper|
Tzatziki (yoghurt and cucumber sauce)
- Place mince, chopped basil (fresh), zest of one lemon and chopped garlic in a bowl and mix well to combine - mixing by hand is the best way to do this. Add coarsely chopped olives, season with salt and pepper, and mix well.
- Form mince mixture into patties and place on a tray in the fridge until ready to cook.
- Heat a barbecue, grill or frying pan and cook patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked to your liking. Serve hot patties with tzatziki on the side.
- To create the Tzatziki sauce (makes one cup): combine ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Tip: When making the patties, it's important to thoroughly combine the ingredients, mushing and pressing them together with your hands so the mixture is fully amalgamated. This way, the patties will hold together without crumbling when they are cooked.