I love little food;anything I can pick up with my hand is fun to eat. I think that is why I often like to have appetizers for dinner. Little bits of yummy that make dinner time a fun dining experience. The perfect dinner for me is when I have my family with me laughing together,enjoying each other and sharing. I love when I have my family gathered around the kitchen;it’s very peaceful for me. It doesn’t happen all that often as my daughter works,we work and schedules are messy so it makes those times even more precious.
Makes 8 sliders
2 pounds ground lamb
1 1/2 tablespoons harissa
1 shallot,finely diced
2 tablespoons shredded mint leaves
2 tablespoons shredded flat leaf parsley
1 teaspoon dried mint
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon smoky paprika
freshly ground white pepper
8 small bread buns ( or French bread loaf cut into little bits)
Thinly sliced cucumber
Thinly sliced red onion
Harissa (for the heat lovers)
Haloumi and Feta cheeses,crumbled and mixed
Yogurt Sauce (‘recipe’ below)
Combine all ingredients and mix by hand until all ingredients have thoroughly combined and the meat becomes almost a paste.
Portion out 8 patties,1/4 pound each. Grill over medium-high heat until the burgers are medium-rare to medium.
Spread a bit of yogurt sauce on each side of the bun,and top with a burger and your favorite condiments. My favorite combination is a bit of cheese,topped with spinach,cucumber,and a few red onions.
1/3 cup yogurt
Garlic chopped finely (I use my micro plane)
Mix the three ingredients together until combined.