Recipe by Cindy
"This is a traditional Middle Eastern appetizer. It is torpedo shaped and crispy on the outside and has a meat and onion filling. Time consuming, but delicious. Can be frozen raw, and fried straight from the freezer for a delicious treat, dipped in Tahini. This recipe has been in the family for ages."
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coarse bulgur, rinsed and drained
red pepper flakes
water, or as needed
onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 pounds
oil for frying, or as needed
I liked this recipe, but I gave it only three stars because 2 tablespoons made the dough WAAAAY too salty. It has to be a typo. Maybe it's supposed to be 2 teaspoons. It was so salty that it was really not edible. But I'd be willing to try it again with less salt because, besides that, it was great. Particularly the meat filling. The spices made it very fragrant and the pine nuts were a flavorful touch. I added a little more allspice, though. And make sure (as the recipe points out) to make the crust as thin as possible. Mine was thick and came out to be the consistency of the crust on a corn dog. And it took more like 12 minutes to deep fry.
Traditional Kibbee has ground beef in the outside shell as well, so if yours is falling apart, that's because this recipe doesn't have any!
my husband is from the middle east & this is one of his favorites. I bbq'd them & was astounded how great they tasted. Will be making these alot!
I am lebanese. I've never heard of putting flour in it and as DRClair said, the outside should be made of meat and cracked wheat.
This is a kibbe after migrating with the Sepharad to Spain, France and back to Israel, and very traditional. Of course everything depends on your community. I substitute about 1/2 the salt in the dough with sumac.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/25 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 25
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 231
** Calories from Fat: 113
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