Kebapcheta


Grilled Meat sticks

Ingredients (to make 9-10 servings):

  • 1 kg meat - fatty mutton and tender beef / veal OR pork and beef / veal in a 1:1 ratio
  • 1 teaspoonful salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup water (add the salt to it)
  • ground allspice berries (pimento) and cumin seeds

Directions:

Wash the meat and remove gristle and strings. Chop it into small cubes and pour over the salted water. Wait for about ten minutes and then mince it twice in a meat-mincer. Place mincemeat in a dish (non-metal surface - enameled, china, etc.), smooth it over and cover with a wet cloth. Place it in the fridge and leave it there overnight. On the next day mash in some pepper and a small amount of ground allspice berries and cumin seeds. (Onion may also be added, very finely cut, but the classical way excludes it). Leave the meat for another 3 or 4 hours to become seasoned. Shape 30 elongated meat cylinders (about 12 cm long and 2 cm thick).

Kebapcheta are grilled on medium high heat (lard/grease the grill if the meat is not fatty enough). Turn at small intervals by rolling them over in the same direction. When well-grilled, kebapcheta are juicy, but not raw inside, with dark brown "grill-marks" on them.

Garnish with any of the following: chopped onion mixed with tomato paste, red tomatoes, eggplant mash, pepper relish (liutenitza), stewed white beans, season salad to your choice or pickles.



Nashata i svetovnata kuhnya i ratsionalnoto hranene, Sofia, 1983


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