January 24, 2013 - 10:50 GMT hellomagazine.com Lamb meatball recipe: Lamb and feta meatballs, Baa Baa Balls Dish type: Lamb Serves 4 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 30 minutesJez Felwick, author of The Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook, said: "Salty feta, with full-flavoured lamb and fresh mint is a classic combination and will work just as well on a stuffed leg of lamb as it does here."Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ an onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large free-range egg 75g feta cheese, crumbled 500g lamb shoulder, minced 100g breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 1 teaspoon dried mint ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground cumin 50ml double cream finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime Method 1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC (425ºF), Gas Mark 7 and line a large baking tray with non-stick baking parchment. 2. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion and cook on a low heat for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent. 3. Beat the egg in a large bowl. Add the feta, minced lamb, breadcrumbs, fresh and dried herbs, salt, cumin, cream and lime zest and juice and mix with your hands until well combined. 4. Heat a small frying pan over a high heat. Break off a small amount of the mixture, flatten between your fingers and fry until cooked. Taste to check the seasoning and add more if necessary. Form the mixture into 16 balls each 5cm in diameter, packing each one firmly, and place them on the prepared baking tray. 5. Bake for 18–20 minutes, turning the tray halfway through – the balls should begin to brown on the top. Keep an eye on them to make sure that they don’t get burnt underneath. 6. Simply serve these straight from the oven with a dipping sauce of cumin soured cream or spicy lime yoghurt.