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Homemade Merguez Boulettes

Merguez Boulettes


Merguez Boulettes

  • 1/2 pound ground lamb

  • 1 tablespoon harissa

  • 3 cloves garlic, grated

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1/16 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil

  • Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. In a large bowl, gently work all the flavorings into the lamb, without over-working the meat. Roll tablespoon-sized balls of the lamb, and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Stick with pretty toothpicks, and serve with the creamy mint sauce (recipe follows).

Creamy Mint Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche

  • 3 tablespoons plain or Greek yogurt

  • The leaves from 2 sprigs mint, finely chopped


  1. Simply stir everything together. About as easy as it gets!

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