If you are studying the Arab language or planning to visit then why not get in the mood and learn to cook some of Egypt’s gorgeous, mouth watering cuisine.

Chicken Kofte is a popular dish, and is so easy to make.

Ingredients:

Boiled chicken or left over chicken

2 dessert spoons of fresh finely chopped parsley

A cup of thick white sauce or mashed potatoes

1 chopped onion

salt and pepper

a dessert spoon of  breadcrumbs (this is optional)

For the frying you will need 2 eggs, breadcrumbs and sun flower oil

For texture 2 beaten eggs ready for frying.

Step 1:

Place the ingredients into a bowl and shape into a dough ball with your hands, then begin making smaller balls and press them into your hands like burger size then put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes

Step 2;

For frying, beat the 2 eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper

Then place the Kofte Balls in the eggs until completely covered on all sides, then cover in breadcrumbs.

Then fry the Kofte in sunflower oil on each side until golden brown (about 5 mins)

For the white sauce:

2 cups of milk

4 dessert spoons of butter

2 dessert spoons of flour

Step 3:

Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the flour and blend in well with the butter, add the milk and simmer on a low heat and keep stirring to eliminate any lumps. Boil it for 10 minutes then it is ready, if you prefer you can place in a food processor for extra smoothness.

Pour the sauce in a bowl and pour on a plate and place the Kofte around it with sprinklings of fresh parsley, and serve with fresh salad.  For a more spicy version add a pinch of coriander and chili to the Kofte mixture. Many Middle Eastern countries also use minted natural yogurt as an alternative to the white sauce.