Sunday, November 2, 2008

Yummy new thing

Mmm, I made a new recipe tonight that you must try! Easy, delicious and good enough for company.

Lebanese Chicken Patties

1 tomato, diced
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
3/4 cup plain fat free yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup bulgar
1 lb ground chicken
1 garlic clove
1 tsp ground cumin
black pepper
juice of a lemon
olive oil

Preheat oven to 375°.
Bring water to a boil, stir in bulgar and remove from heat. Cover with a lid, it should cook in 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the tomato, mint, 1/2 cup of the yogurt and 1/4 tsp salt. This makes a sauce for the patties.

When bulgar is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl and add the chicken, garlic, cumin, pepper and the rest of the yogurt and salt. Make 8 or 9 patties and bake them on a cookie sheet for about 25 minutes.

Toss salad greens with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper. Serve with chicken patties and the yogurt sauce. I used extra lemon juice on top and some fresh parsley and served this with some pita, hummus and nice olives. I was amazed how good this was and how authentic it tastes. Not bad for a Sunday night. Have a great week!


Courtney said...

Yum! That sounds fantastic! I've been craving falafel since my mom mentioned she was making it for dinner last week, but this might be a good alternative, too!

L said...

I love falafel. Even box falafel will work in a pinch. This sounds much better though...

Fran said...

Ooh! I can't wait to try this! I have been on a kick where I've been trying to use up things in our pantry, and just tonight I looked at our huge box of almost-full bulgar and thought, "What the heck am I going to do with this?" Answer: Lebanese chicken patty. Yum.