Meatballs with rose petals

Starters (Starter (4 servings))

Ingredients
300 g minced beef
200 g minced lamb  
1 finely chopped onion
3 eggs
50 g finely chopped ginger
1 clove finely chopped garlic

1 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp ras el hanout
2 tsp rose water
petals of a rose
4 tbsp oil
pepper and salt

 

 

Preparation

Mix the beef and minced lamb with eggs, garlic, onion and finely chopped ginger. Add salt and pepper and season with cumin and ras el hanout.  Knead until completely mixed. Then add rose water and chopped rose petals. Leave for at least half an hour so that the flavours absorb well in the meat. Then create small meatballs by hand and fry in a pan with oil until they are nicely browned.
Serve with lettuce.

 

Persian rose tea

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To dry your own rose petals at home, all you need are freshly picked rose petals, washed and then carefully dried of all remaining water.

Rose water

Rose water

The best rose water is the one that has been distilled, but this is not an easy thing to do by yourself.

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Festive aperitif drink

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