Friday, January 27, 2012

Recipe Post // Greek Lamb & Feta Patties

I love taking inspiration from friends and family when I’m thinking of new meals to make. Last summer I frequently spent weekends at a friend’s house, drinking raspberry mojitos and having BBQ’s in the sunshine. I loved how her and her husband always served the meat with lemon squeezed over, with feta cheese and pita bread on the side. My friend made these amazing feta-filled patties and while I didn’t get the exact recipe off her this one is inspired by hers.

You will need;

300 – 400g Lamb Mince (or beef mince)
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 t Oregano
1 piece of bread – toasted and cut into small cubes (I like multigrain)
1 t Cumin
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 Egg
Feta Cheese – cut into cubes

1. Add all ingredients to a bowl.
2. Mix everything together with clean hands, or wear gloves.
3. Fold a small palm-full of mixture around a cube of feta until it is covered.
4a. Place on a baking tray and bake at 180°C about 15 minutes, or until just cooked.
4b. Cook on a BBQ until just cooked through. 

I serve mine in toasted pita bread, with hummus, salad and a favourite creamy dip. The lemon and feta add a nice freshness to what would otherwise be boring old BBQ patties!

What is your favourite Summer BBQ food?



  1. I recently gave up eating meat but these look so yummy. Yikes! (it's been tough haha)

    1. I would struggle too! I don't mind the odd vegetarian meal, but I do like eating meat even though I know some people don't agree with it.

  2. Ohhh interesting idea, I like it! xx

  3. i wolfed down two three-day old slices of pizza for lunch, yet am inexplicably starving right now....

    and this post has not helped.

    looks so delicious!

    1. Thanks! :) Thy're one of my fav BBQ foods now.

  4. As opposed to ShyScout, I've just started eating meat again after a 10 year break. And these looks absolutely delicious. I'm going to have to give them a go!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yes please! Looks amazing! Could use some summer food here, our just some summer! Its freezing in London :(

    x L.

  6. I'm your 100th follower!!! yay! <3

    1. Welcome Ashley!! :) Woohoo thanks for being number 100! :D

  7. Oh wow I should really not have read this post whilst waiting for lunch, it is making me crazy hungry! It looks delish! My fave summer BBQ food is probably hot dogs made with nice proper english sausages - like apple and pork or something like that! Hmm, roll on summer!
    I'm sorry you're not able to try some of this cheesecake! Do they have good cheesecake in NZ at all?