Cevapi (Bosnia Herzegovina)

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“This recipe was featured on week 33 of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook on meal from every nation on Earth, and Bosnia Herzegovina is my 33rd stop. Unless otherwise noted, my Travel by Stove recipes are taken from authentic or traditional sources, and this recipe has been posted without any alternations or additions to the ingredients. These mini sausages are often sold as fast food by street vendors, and are served in pita bread with onions.”
1hr 40mins

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  1. Melt the lard or butter over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent. During the last three minutes or so, add the garlic and keep stirring to prevent burning. Remove the onions and let cool.
  2. Mix the ground lamb with the ground beef. Add the onion/garlic mixture, egg white and paprika and mix well.
  3. Shape the meat into unappetizing looking little cylinders, which are the traditional shape. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Pan fry the cevapi in a little olive oil until nicely browned.
  5. To serve, cut the pita breads in half and make a pocket in each one. Stuff a few finely chopped onions inside the pita, then add the cevapi and top with a few more of the onions.

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