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Lamb Lollipops (Koftas)

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Minced lamb mixed with flavourful herbs to make these fabulous tasty lamb lollipops (koftas)!

Makes approximately 4 servings

Preparation time is approximately 10 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 10 minutes

Image credit @jemimawilchphotography


400g minced lamb

1 red onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

30g breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Handful of chopped fresh mint

1 teaspoon of clear honey

2 egg yolks

Salt and black pepper


  1. If using wooden skewers, soak in a bowl of warm water for 30 minutes while you make the lollipops!

  2. The onion and garlic (chopped very fine or even blitzed in a food processor) should be fried off in the oil for 5 - 6 minutes until it starts to tun golden. Add the cumin and cook for a further minute.

  3. Add the onion mixture to a large bowl and add the minced lamb, breadcrumbs, mint honey.

  4. Crack the eggs in half and separate the egg yolk from the white by tipping from shell to shell until the white slips away. Add the yolks to the other ingredients.

  5. Use your hands to mix the ingredient together. Kids love helping with this part!

  6. Divide into 6 - 8 balls and form into sausage shapes on the skewers. You could also make them into patties if you'd prefer / or don't have any skewers.

  7. Chill for 1 - 2 hours if possible (this is just to help them set in their shape so no problem if you don't have the time).

  8. Grill or BBQ for approximately 10 minutes until the lamb is cooked through. Turn once halfway through cooking.

These are great served with our Greek yogurt and cucumber dip and the Greek style salad.

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Remove skewers when serving to young children.

These will keep in the fridge for a couple of days in an airtight container. Reheat each lollipop in the microwave until piping hot throughout (or wrap in foil and warm in the oven).

Lighten Up - leave out the honey and replace white breadcrumbs with wholemeal breadcrumbs

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Don’t forget to look at our useful articles on a variety of family topics including batch cooking, leftovers, hydration, fussy eaters and more! Here is the LINK.

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