Saturday, January 8, 2011

Baked Kofta Roll With Egg Filling (Kafta Bi Bayd)

Day 20 of our carbless diet - I have gone back to Abla Amad's Lebanese Kitchen for dinner ideas and I thought this meat roll with egg should work well with a simple salad. Use beef mince you you are not a fan of lamb or check out the other version with spinach, pine nuts, almonds and raisins here. This is our last weekend here and I am looking forward to cooking our first meal in our new kitchen... meanwhile the task of packing must go on. Have a great weekend and happy cooking!
P.S The original recipe serves the kofta roll with mashed potato and a topping using finely sliced onion, chopped parsley and sumac.

recipe adapted from Abla's Lebanese Kitchen
oven preheated at 200 C
serves 4 with a side salad
you'll need;
1 kg of mince lean lamb
1 tsp of ground black pepper
1 tsp of allspice
2.5 tsp of salt
5 hard boiled eggs, peeled
2 tbs of olive oil

for the tomato and cucumber salad;
1 punnet of mixed cherry tomatoes, halved
2 lebanese cucumbers, sliced
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
1/3 cup of chopped parsley
juice from half a lemon
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Place lamb mince in a large bowl and add in the salt and spices and mix well.

Flatten out the meat mixture and place the eggs in the middle and roll the meat over, folding in the sides to form a meat loaf.

Place meat roll in a greased baking dish, roll the meat loaf a little so it is coated with oil. Bake without turning for 35 to 45 minutes. 

While the kofta roll is baking; prepare the salad, chill until needed. Dress with lemon juice, olive oil and season well just before serving.

Rest kofta roll for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Serve kofta slices with the refreshing tomato and cucumber salad.


  1. Omg!!anda sungguh kreatif sekali.Pasti mmg pasti makcik nak cuba masakan yang begini.Sungguh menarik sekali:)selamat berpindah ke rumah baru..dapur baru dan kejiranan of luck:)

  2. This is like a giant Lebanese version of Scotch Egg ! Good luck with the move.

  3. Une recette qui sent bon l'Orient.
    Je note.
    Très bonne année 2011 à toi mon amie.
    Je te la souhaite pleine de joie et de gourmandises.
    See soon.

  4. oh wow! I will be back here to check out this recipe again for a lebanese theme.

  5. That looks exactly just like German Falscher Hase (meatloaf). I know it's delicious!

  6. Harriet from carltonJanuary 9, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    I am having friends over for lunch tmr and am going through your recipes. This looks like a good choice as I won't have to slave myself in the kitchen all morning. Good luck with the packing!

  7. You have had a few recipes from Abla Amad's Lebanese Kitchen, and have finally been able to borrow a copy from the local library and now a fan of her,thank you.

  8. I must try Albas one day. This looks fantastic!

  9. Thats a delicious roll, makes me drool..

  10. All right - don't laugh - but I have done something similar with an Italian bent - from my grandmother - who devised some sort of meat loaf - with lamb and hard boiled eggs in the middle. Delicious and yes, carbless. I love reading the titles of your posts - I never know what they are and then I read the ingredients and prep and start nodding my head.

  11. This is such a fun recipe! I have such a list of your recipes that I want to make! I just posted one from your herb and parmesan crusted schnitzel! Thanks so much! Now I have to catch all your posts that I've been missing.

  12. Nice dish! I really like the side dish too, of cukes, tomatoes, red onion, parsley,etc. Delicious.


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