Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Turkish Meatballs (Kofte)

2 lb ground beef/ beef and lamb mix
1 big onion, grated
1 egg
½ cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp summer savory
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl using your hands. Then knead it like dough to bring all the ingredients together. Grab egg size pieces and round them in your hands like a hamburger or make finger shape meatballs as seen in the picture.
Grill or fry them in a pan with some canola oil till both sides turn golden brown.
Serve Turkish Meatballs with fried potatoes, shepherd salad or kidney bean salad.
This recipe makes about 20 meatballs.

1 kg kiyma (dana ve koyun karisik olabilir)
1 buyuk sogan, rendelenmis
1 yumurta
½ su bardagi ufalanmis bayat ekmek ici
1/3 su bardagi taze maydanoz, ince kiyilmis (istege bagli)

1 tatli kasigi sater
1 cay kasigi kimyon
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1 yemek kasigi tuz

Butun malzemeleri buyuk bir tepsi ya da kasede elinizle karistirin. Malzemelerin butunlesmesi icin hamur yogurur gibi karisimi bir sure yogurun. Sonra yumurta buyuklugunde parcalar alin ve elinizle yuvarlak kofte ya da uzun parmak kofte seklini verin.
Kofteleri izgarada ya da tavada bir miktar sivi yag (tercihen kanola) ile her iki tarafi kizarana dek pisirin.
Kofteyi yaninda kizarmis patates, coban salatasi ya da piyaz ile servis yapabilirsiniz.
Bu tariften yaklasik 20 tane kofte cikar.

Ana sayfaya Don


Unknown said...

Im looking for a recipe called icli kofte. I have found many that have the meat on the outside, but the recipe im looking for is bulgur and flour consistency on the outside with meat or potato on the inside. they are delicious. I have been told they are from malatya...

turkishbymarriage said...

found this website, with instructional video.. seems very authentic. turkish music in the background, videop very helpful, english instructions.

enjoy hope this helps

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