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A Modern Rose: Pork and Apple Koftas with Coleslaw

This week's recipe is a tasty kofta with a delicious coleslaw.

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I am big fan of Middle Eastern food and koftas are one of my favourite things to eat! I love the traditional lamb koftas, stuffed in some pita bread with a fresh mint salad. But lamb is quite difficult to find in Berlin and can be expensive. I make mine using minced pork which is affordable and easy to find in any local supermarket. I add some chopped apple which gives it a lovely sweet kick.

I often serve mine with a fresh coleslaw and some griddled pitta bread. But a simple green and cucumber salad, some plain yoghurt and wraps also work well!

For the koftas

500g minced pork

70g breadcrumbs

1 appled (peeled, core removed and finely diced)

Half an onion (peeled and finely diced)

1 tspn Tobasco sauce

Ground black pepper

For the coleslaw

Half a white cabbage (cut into thin shreds)

3 carrots (peeled and then finely grated)

1 red onion (peeled and finely diced)

150g low fat creme fraiche

Juice of half a lemon

1 tbspn whole grain Dijon mustard

Ground black pepper

Handful of finely chopped parsley


For the koftas: mix everything together in a mixing bowl and then form into medium size patties. Flatten the patties slightly into thick small sausage shapes and then place in the fridge for an hour.

For the coleslaw: add everything to a large mixing bowl and mix well so that it is all combined. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Heat a large frying pan with 1 tbpsn sunflower oil. Once hot add the koftas and cook on each side for around 5-6 minutes. Once they are cooked through drain them on some kitchen paper.

Plate up with coleslaw and serve with some griddled pitta’s on the side.

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