Any recipe with green olives speaks to me...
Taken from the Complete Book of Greek Cooking by Salaman and Cutler.
prep time20 Min
cook time20 Min
2 or 3 md
slices of bread, crust removed
1 1/2 lb
ground lamb or beef or combination
egg, lightly beaten
all purpose flour
sunflower oil, for frying
salt and pepper
can chopped tomatoes
tomato paste diluted in 2/3 cup hot water
green olives, rinsed and drained
How To Make
Soak the bread in water for 10 minutes. Drain, squeeze dry and place in large bowl. Add meat, garlic, cumin and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Mix either with for or hands until blended.
Take walnut sized handfuls of meat mixture and roll into short slim sausage shapes, set aside, roll the rissoles lightly in flour.
Heat sunflower oil in large skillet and fry the rissoles until golden on all sides.
SAUCE: heat olive oil in a large pan. Add cumin seeds and swirl them around for a few seconds until aromatic. Add tomatoes, diluted tomato paste and mix well.
Add the rissoles. Stir in oregano and olives plus salt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over rissoles, cover pan, shaking occasionally until everything is heated through.
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