Meatballs with Artichokes in Egg Sauce
(Enginarli Sulu Kofte)
400 gr regular ground beef
1/4 cup short grain rice, rinsed
1/3 cup flour
6 medium sized artichokes, cleaned, cut in medium size both hearth and bottom
1 cup water + half of lemon juice
1 small onion, grated
4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 cup chicken broth
2 egg yolks
Place the flour on a large plate. Knead all the kofte ingredients in a bowl. Break off some pieces and give a medium ball shape with your palms. Place them in the flour.
Meanwhile clean the artichokes. Leave in the water & lemon juice mixture to prevent discoloration.
Saute the grated onion, salt and pepper with olive oil for about 2-3 minutes in a medium pot. Add the chicken broth. Then add the artichokes and the water with lemon juice in it. Cook the artichokes for about 7-8 minutes at medium heat. Then gently add the floured meatballs in it, stir. Cook until the rice is softened at low heat. Turn the heat off.
Place the egg yolks in a small bowl. Take a ladle of juice from the pot and blend well with the yolks. Slowly pour this mixture into the pot while stirring. Let stand for about 2 minutes.
Before serving sprinkle chopped fresh dill on top.