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“I've not tried this myself as I've posted it in response to a recipe request. It's from the What's Cooking - Potato cookbook. Kibbeh is a typical Middle eastern dish with many variations. The total preparation time is an estimate as it wasn't given in the recipe.”
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  1. In a bowl cover the bulgar wheat with boiling water and leave to swell for 30 mins until all water is absorbed.
  2. mix the bulgar wheat with the mashed potatoes, egg, melted butter, cumin and coriander.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. For the stuffing fry the lamb in a little oil for about 5 minutes.
  5. Then add the onion and fry for another 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add pine kernels, apricots, nutmeg, cinnamon, corriander and lamb stock and cook until all the lamb stock has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  7. Set aside to cool a little.
  8. Divide into 8 portions and form into a ball.
  9. Also divide the potato mixture into 8 portions, roll in a ball and press flat.
  10. Place a ball of stuffing into the centre of each round of potato and cover it, by shaping the coating around the filling to surround it fully.
  11. Deep fry using either a deep fat fryer or large sauce pan for 5-7 minutes at a temperature of about 180-190 C/350-375°F.
  12. Drain well on a kitchen towel, best served straight away.

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