These meat patties are so deceiving. They look so humble, they’re so easy to make, but then BAM! you taste them and WOW! The flavor combination is both sophisticated and comforting. I’m pretty sure once you try them you’ll want to keep making them.
***Tip*** Instead of baking soda and water, you can just use soda water, but I never have it at home, plus baking soda is so much cheaper.
½ kg. fresh ground beef (I use the breast)
1 cups parsley leaves (no stalks)
1 medium onion
3-4 garlic cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ Tbsp. salt
1-2 tsp. Baharat seasoning
50 gr. unroasted pine nuts
¼-½ cup tap water
In your food processor, chop onions, parsley and garlic into a coarse paste.
Knead meat with parsley paste, and add salt, baharat, pine nuts and baking soda.
Slowly add water, kneading, until meat feels light, soft and fluffy.
Roll into small balls approx. the size of a ping-pong ball, and lightly flatten between your hands.
Lightly oil a skillet and fry the patties a couple of minutes on each side.
Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.