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Stuffed Kibbi Spheres

Origin: Syria, Lebanon

Ingredients :

* 1/2 Basic Kibbi recipe
* 1 Basic Kibbi stuffing
* Oil for frying

Preparation :

Place in palm of a hand a walnut-sized chunk of kibbi. Using forefinger, press a hole and begin expanding the filling whole by rotating and press against palm of hand until shell is 1/4" thick.

Place a teaspoonful of stuffing into shell or fill it up to your desire. Carefully close, forming a football sphere. (Use cold water on hands to help shape and close balls.) fry the spheres in hot oil by turning the spheres occasionally until browned.

Other shapes and sizes can be made. This is a nice size for hors d'oeuvres or for a buffet. Yields about 3 dozen.

Note: Walnut-sized chunks make about 2" spheres. For 3-4" spheres.

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