Formaggio Kitchen Goat Kofte

Serves 6-8

3 pounds ground goat meat
3 eggs
2/3 c fresh breadcrumbs
½ c grated onion
¼ bunch chopped parsley
1/3 c Greek yogurt
1 T kosher salt
2 t black pepper
2 t ground cumin
1 t cinnamon
1 t maras pepper
Oil for frying (optional)

Combine all ingredients except goat meat and mix well. Mix in meat and let mixture stand for 10 minutes so that breadcrumbs absorb liquid. Pan-fry a small test ball to check seasoning, and adjust if necessary. Shape into oval balls. Arrange balls one inch apart on baking sheet and bake in a 500 degree convection oven for 12-15 minutes. Alternatively, pan-fry in a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat.

Serving suggestions: Bulghur and Parsley Salad and Garlic Yogurt Sauce.

For a nice piece on Goat farming, butchering and retailing, check out Anastacia Marx de Salcedo's post on the Atlantic Food Channel.