Get your kids to mix kebab ingredients and form the mixture into sausage shapes.
500 g ground turkey, (or chicken, beef or lamb)
2 green onions, minced
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp hot-pepper flakes, (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat the broiler element of the oven and adjust the rack to the highest lever. Grease a baking sheet.
In a bowl, combine ground emat, onions, egg, parsley, cumin, coriander, salt, nutmeg, and pepper flakes (if using). Mix well.
Working with 1/4 cup (50mL) of meat mixture at a time, form it into 1/2-in (1cm) thick sausage shapes, 4 to 5 in. (10 to 12 cm) long. (Use wet hands because the mixture will be very soft.) Run a bamboo skewer through the sausage lengthwise and place it gently onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining meat mixture and skewers. Brush tops lightly with the olive oil.
Place the kebabs under the broiler and broil until lightly browned on both sides and cooked through (about 4 minutes per side, turning once).
Serve kebabs on a bed of rice with tzatziki (or other) sauce for dipping, or stuffed into a pita pocket with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and a drizzle of tzatziki.