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Vosbov Kufta 
Lentil Kufta

Red Lentil and Bulghur Appetizers 

Serves 4 - 6

Red Lentil Kufta
Very similar to the Sucmic Kufta made with potatoes. Lentil Kufta can be served hot or cold as an appetizer.
1 cup red lentils
3 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup butter, cut in pieces
1 large onion, finely minced
1 cup fine bulghur wheat
2 scallions, minced
  salt and hot red pepper to taste
1/2 bunch parsley, minced

  1. In a large pot combine the lentils with the water. Bring to boil. Simmer 25-30 minutes until lentils are very soft and liquid is absorbed.
  2. While lentils are cooking, saute onion in oil until golden brown.
  3. Transfer onions to a large bowl and stir in bulghur , butter and cooked lentils. Cover and leave at room temperature 20 minutes or longer, until bulghur softens.
  4. Moisten your hands with water and knead the kufta for three to five minutes. Mix in half the scallions. Add salt and red pepper, blending well.
  5. Shape into walnut-size balls, dipping your hands in water to keep kufta from sticking.
  6. Garnish with parsley and remaining scallions.