Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Mint Dip

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    These are great little guys for an appetizer and can be made ahead of time

    I love the freshness of the mint with yogurt.  
    It adds a really nice refreshing contrast to the spicy lamb meatballs
    Lamb is Adapted form William Sonoma, New Flavors for Appetizers
    Yogurt Dip was thrown together by me, I’ve never actaully measured actually, there’s no right/wrong way to make yogurt mint dip 🙂
    Yields about 40 meatballs
    1 cup yogurt
    2 T Fresh mint chopped
    salt and pepper to tast
    (minced garlic or lemon to taste, optional)
    Fort the meatballs:
    2 Slices of white bread (I used 1 cup bread crumbs because that’s what I had on hand)
    1 lb, ground lamb, grass fed and organic (please!)
    3 green onions, white and light green parts thinly sliced
    1/4 cup parsley, chopped
    1 egg
    1 t cumin
    1 t sweet paprika
    1/4 t allspice
    salt and pepper
    Preheat the oven 400
    Line a baking sheet with foil and spray
    Tear crusts of bread and rip into pieces, place in a bowl with a little water and soak
    Ina  large bowl, combine the lamb, green onions, most of the parsley, the egg, and seasonings.  
    Mix well with your hands
    Scoop into teaspoon size balls, roll between hands and place on sheet
    Repeat, spacing about 2 inches apart
    Cook for about 15 minutes until nice and brown.  rotating the pan and turning the meatballs with a spatula to insure even cooking

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