Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes (Kizarmis Yesil Domates)

4-5 medium green tomatoes
½ cup flour
½ cup corn meal
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
½ tsp salt to taste
½-1 cup canola oil for frying

Whisk egg and milk. Slice tomatoes ½ inch thick and salt them. Heat the frying oil. Dip each tomato slice in flour to coat and dip in milk-egg mixture. Finally, coat with corn meal and fry each side until they browned.
Drain the excess oil on paper towels and serve hot/warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
4-5 tane orta boy yesil domates
½ su bardagi un
½ su bardagi misir unu
1/3 su bardagi sut
1 yumurta
1 cay kasigi tuz
½-1 su bardagi kanola yagi, kizartmak icin

Sut ve yumurtayi cirpin, bir kenara ayirin. Domatesleri 1 cm kalinliginda dilimleyin ve tuzlayin. Kanola yagini kizdirin. Her domates dilimini once una batirin, sonra sutlu yumurtaya daldirin ve son olarak misir unu ile kaplayin ve kizgin yagda her iki tarafi da kizarana dek kizartin.
Fazla yagi alamk icin kagit havlu uzerinde bir muddet bekletin ve sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Thursday, November 24, 2011

European Revani (Avrupa Usulu Revani)

6 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

For the syrup:
5-6 cups water
2-3 cups sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla

Place water and sugar into a pot to prepare the syrup. Bring to a boil. Then simmer for about 3-5 minutes and stir in lemon juice. Turn the heat off and let it cool. You will pour the cooled syrup over the baked hot revani.
In a bowl, mix eggs and sugar with a mixer until it becomes foamy (3-4 minutes). Then, add flour and baking powder in. Stir continuously until the mixture gets smooth and even.
Grease a 9x13 inch or 12 inch diameter Pyrex dish and pour the cake mixture inside. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake until the surface turns light golden brown (for about 25-35 minutes).
Once the cake is ready take it out of the oven and immediately pour the cooled syrup all over evenly. Cut the cake into square pieces and garnish with coconut flakes.
ENJOY

P.S: You may substitute water with milk in the syrup (4 cups milk, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp vanilla)

TURKCE
6 yumurta
1 su bardagi seker
2 su bardagi un
1 tatli kasigi kabartma tozu

Surup icin:
5-6 su bardagi su
2-3 su bardagi seker
1 Tbsp vanilya

Ilk once bir tencereye surubu icin gerekli olan su ve sekeri koyun. Kaynayip sekeri eriyene dek karistirin. Bir tasim kaynattiktan sonra limon suyunu ilave edin ve altini kapatin. Surubu sogumaya birakin. Pisen sicak revani uzerine soguk surubu dokeceksiniz.
Derin bir kapta yumurta ve sekeri mikser ile kopurene dek cirpin (yaklasik 3-4 dakika). Karistirmaya devam ederek yavas yavas un ve kabartma tozunu ilave edin.
Yagladiginiz 30 cm capindaki yuvarlak ya da yaklasik 23x33 cm boyutlarindaki dikdortgen tepsiye revani karisimini dokun. Onceden isitmis oldugunuz 200 C (400 F) firinda uzeri kizarana dek 25-35 dakika kadar pisirin.
Firindan cikardiginiz revani uzerine hemen sogumus olan surubu dokun. Surubun esit dagilmasi icin, dokerken kasik ya da kepce kullanabilirsiniz.
Revaniyi kare dilimler halinde kesin ve uzerine hindistan cevizi koyarak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

P.S: Surubu sutlu yapmak icin; 1 lt sut, 1 su bardagi su, 1 su bardagi seker, 1 tatli kasigi vanilya

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cauliflower Soup (Karnibahar Corbasi)

1 lb cauliflower, divided into florets
1 onion, chopped
1 potato, chopped
1 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp paprika
1 cup milk
3 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté onions in olive oil for about 4-5 minutes. Stir in flour and sauté until flour turns yellow. Add potatoes and cauliflower. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add salt and spices and water. Bring to a boil. Finally, add milk and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes get soft.
Use blender to smoothen the soup. Then, cook for an additional 5 minutes. Adjust the consistency with adding either water or milk.
Serve hot with fresh or dried mint on top.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg karnibahar, ciceklerine ayrilmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 patates, dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi un
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 cay kasigi kimyon
1 cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
1 su bardagi sut
3 su bardagi su
Tuz ve karabiber

Once, soganlari zeytinyaginda yaklasik 4-5 dakika kavurun. Unu ilave edin ve renk degistirene dek kavurmaya devam edin. Patates ve karnibaharlari ilave edin. 3-4 dakika daha kavurun. Tuz ve baharatlarini attiktan sonra suyu ilave edin. Kaynamaya baslayinca sutu ilave edin. Yaklasik 15-20 dakika ya da patatesler yumusayana dek pisirin.
Blendir yardimi ile corbayi puruzsuz bir hale getirin. Yaklasik 5 dakika kadar daha pisirin, kivamini ayarlamak icin sut veya su ilave edebilirsiniz.
Uzerinde taze ya da kuru nane sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkish Style Beef Shanks (Firinda Dana Incigi)

4 beef shanks,
1 onion, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
4-5 bay leaves
2 Tbsp canola oil
Salt and pepper to taste

For baking:
1-2 carrots, chopped round
1 big potato, chopped
½ cup sweet peas

Place canola oil in a braising pot and sear each beef shank 3-4 minutes each side. Place all the remaining ingredients in and fill with hot water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 60 to 75 minutes, or until the beef gets tender.
Then, take each beef shank over a piece of aluminum foil and divide the raw vegetables you prepared for baking in four and transfer to each aluminum foil. If desired remove the cooked vegetables from the braising pot and add them as well. Wrap up the foil around the beef shanks and place over an oven tray. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake for about 45-60 minutes.
Serve either hot or warm.
ENJOY

TURKCE
4 tane dana incik,
1 sogan, dogranmis
½ su bardagi kereviz sapi, dogranmis
1 havuc, dogranmis
4-5 defne yapragi
2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
Tuz ve karabiber

Firinlamak icin:
1-2 havuc, yuvarlak dogranmis
1 buyuk boy patates, dogranmis
½ su bardagi bezelye

Kanola yagini buyuk bir tencereye alin ve her bir dana incigini hafifce kizartin (iki tarafini da 3-4 dakika olacak sekilde). Sonra, diger malzemeleri ilave edin ve sicak su ile doldurun. Kaynadiktan sonra kisik ateste yaklasik 60-75 dakika kadar kapagi kapali olarak pisirin. Etlerin yumusayip yumusamadigi kontol edin.
Pistikten sonra, her bir kuzu incigini genisce birer aluminyum folyo uzerine alin ve onceden firinlamak icin hazirladiginiz cig sebzeleri dorde paylastirarak etlerin yanina koyun. Arzu ederseniz, tenceredeki pismis sebzeleri de etlerin yanina paylastirabilirsiniz. Folyoyu guzelce bohca gibi kapatin ve firin tepsisine yerlestirin. Onceden isitilmis 200 C (400 F) firinda yaklasik 45-60 dakika pisirin.
Sicak veya ilik olarak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Apple Tart (Elmali Tart)

150 gram butter/margarine, room temperature
2 Tbsp yogurt
1 egg
½ cup sugar
¼ cup canola oil
1 tsp baking powder
2 ½ cups flour
2-3 apples, shredded,
4 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup crushed walnuts
Powdered sugar for garnish

Take shredded apples and 4 Tbsp sugar into a pot and cook until the water is absorbed and the mixture gets viscous. Stir in cinnamon and walnuts. Turn the heat off. Let it cool.
Meanwhile, in a kneading bowl start mixing sugar and butter/margarine with your hands. Add yogurt, canola oil and other ingredients, respectively.
Knead the dough until it turns out as soft as cookie dough. Take the half of it and place over a greased oven pan. Fit the dough into the pan by flattening it. Pour the apple mixture over. Then, take the other half of the dough and grab grape size random pieces and throw randomly over the tart. Try to use all the dough evenly on all over the tart. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and bake until the top gets pink (for about 30-40 minutes).
Take the apple tart out of the oven and let it cool. Garnish with powdered sugar with a swifter. Slice in squares and serve.
ENJOY
P.S: I substituded 1 cup of the flour with whole wheat flour.

TURKCE
150 gram margarin, oda sicakliginda
2 yemek kasigi yogurt
1 yumurta
½ su bardagi seker
½ cay bardagi kanola yagi
½ paket kabartma tozu
2 ½ su bardagi un
2-3 elma, rendelenmis
4 yemek kasigi seker
1 tatli kasigi tarcin
½ su bardagi ufalanmis ceviz ici
Uzeri icin pudra sekeri

Once elma marmeladi icin, rendelenmis elma ve 4 kasik sekeri tencereye alin. Orta ateste koyulasip suyunu cekene dek pisirin. Marmelat kivamina gelince tarcini ve cevizi ilave edin, karistirin ve atesten alin. Sogumaya birakin.
Hamuru icin once margarin ve sekeri elinizle iyice yogurun. Kurabiye hamuru hazirlar gibi sirayla yogurt, kanola yagi ve diger malzemeleri ilave ederek yogurun.
Yumusak bir hamur elde ettikten sonra, hamurun yarisini ayirin. Diger yarisini yaglamis oldugunun tepsiye elinizle mumkun oldugunca esit yayin. Uzerine elma karisimini yayin. Geri kalan hamurdan elinizle ufak parcalar kopararak uzerine serpistirin. Goruntu olarak karmasik olabilir, ama pistikten sonra degisecektir.
Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda uzeri pembelesene dek pisirin (yaklasik 30-40 dakika).
Pistikten sonra, biraz soguduktan sonra, ufak bir elek yardimi ile uzerine pudra sekeri serpin. Dilimleyerek ikram edin.
AFIYET OLSUN

NOT: Ben 1 su bardagi kepekli un ile normal unu karistirarak kullandim.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Asparagus Mushroom Stir Fry (Mantarli Kuskonmaz)

1 cup red bell pepper, julienne cut
1 cup mushroom, chopped
1 cup asparagus, cut in 2 inches
1 carrot, cut in round
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
1Tbsp soy sauce (optional)
A pinch of salt to taste

Peel the carrot and chop in rounds. Clean asparagus and cut into two inches long. Then, boil them in salty water for about 3 minutes. Rinse under cold water and let them drain.
Meanwhile, take olive oil in a wide skillet and add peppers. Saute over medium heat until they become soft. And then, stir in mushrooms and cook for 2 more minutes. Add boiled carrots and asparagus. Add salt and soy sauce if desired. Continue cooking over medium heat until they reach your desired softness (for about 3-4 minutes).
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 su bardagi kirmizi biber, julyen kesilmis
1 su bardagi mantar, iri dogranmis,
1 su bardagi kuskonmaz, 3 cm uzunlugunda dogranmis
1 havuc, yuvarlak dogranmis
2-3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 yemek kasigi soya sosu (istege bagli)
Bit tutam tuz

Havucun disini kaziyin ve yuvarlak dograyin. Kuskonmazi temizleyin ve 3 cm uzunlugunda dograyin. Her ikisini birden hafif tuzlu kaynar suda yaklasik 3 dakika haslayin. Soguk su altina tutun ve durulayin. Suyunun suzulmesini bekleyin.
Bu sirada genisce bir tavaya zeytinyagini ve biberleri alin. Orta ateste biberler yumusayana dek ara sira karistirarak kavurun. Sonra, mantarlari ilave edin 2 dakika kadar daha kavurduktan sonra haslanmis havuc ve kuskonmazi ilave edin. Tuz ve istege gore soya sosunu ilave edin ve sebzeler arzu ettiginiz yumusakliga gelene kadar orta ateste pisirin (yaklasik 3-4 dakika).
AFIYET OLSUN

Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta)

1 lb Petit Beurre or Social thin tea biscuits 10 tbsp brown/white sugar 7-8 tbsp butter/margarine, melted ½ cup milk ½ cup walnuts/peca...