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Submitted by: Josh <>
Date: 2008-09-17

large yellow onion, peeled and grated
1 lb ground meat (lamb, beef, chicken thighs, whatever)
1 clove garlic peeled and finely chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp paprika
1 pinch saffron threads
1 tbsp butter, melted
ground sumac & lemon wedges (optional garnish)

Squeeze grated onion through cheesecloth to drain. Mix onion, spices, and meat, and form into 8 logs. Crumble saffron into melted butter; use this mixture to baste kebabs while grilling.

Recipe adapted from 2003, Josh Mandel