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Turkey: Hasan Pasha Burgers (Hasan Pasa Kofte)

1 lb ground lamb or beef, ground again 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1 onion, chopped fine 3 eggs 1 Tbsp butter 3 potatoes 1 Tbsp milk salt and ground black pepper 1 Tbsp tomato paste

1 Preheat a 375 F. oven. Knead the ground meat in a bowl with the bread crumbs, onion, and […]

Turkey: Fried Zucchini (Kabak Mucveri)

1 Tbsp rice, washed 1 lb zucchini, peeled and shredded 1 Tbsp flour 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill weed 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley salt and ground black pepper 3 eggs olive oil, for shallow frying

1 Boil the rice in water until soft, drain, and mix with the shredded zucchini in a large […]

Turkey: Flour Helva (Un Helvasi)

generous 1 cup margarine 4 cups flour 1/2 cup pine nuts 1-1/4 cups milk gererous 3 cups sugar

1 Melt the margarine and stir in the flour. Keep on stirring over medium heat until the flour is very light brown in color. Add the pine nuts and, still stirring, brown the nuts slightly.

2 […]

Turkey: Fish with Onions and Tomatoes (Soganli Domatesli Balik)

1 lb red mullet or mackerel 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, sliced into rings 4 fresh tomatoes, skinned 1 lemon, sliced 4 bay leaves salt and ground black pepper boiled new potatoes, to serve

1 Preheat a 375 F oven. Arrange the fish carefully in a large ovenproof dish.

2 Heat the olive […]

Turkey: Fish Casserole (Balik Pilaki)

1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 Tbsp flour 2-1/2 cups fish stock 2 lb fish fillets, such as sea bass or gray mullet 1 potato, peeled 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 fresh ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped 2 bay leaves salt and ground black pepper juice of 1/2 […]

Turkey: Fig Dessert (Incir Tatlisi)

1 lb dried figs 1 cup chopped mixed nuts generous 1/2 cup sugar heavy whipping cream, or clotted cream, to serve

1 Preheat a 375 F oven and grease an ovenproof dish. Mix together the chopped nuts and sugar.

2 Cut off the stalks of the figs and, with your fingers, open up the […]

Turkey: Ezo Bride Soup (Ezo Gelin Corbasi)

1/2 stick butter plus a little extra 1 small onion, chopped 5 cups chicken stock 2/3 cup bulgur wheat 1/2 cup red lentils 1 Tbsp tomato paste salt and ground black pepper 2 tsp paprika

1 Heat the 1/2 stick butter in a saucepan and fry the onion. Pour in the chicken stock and […]

Turkey: Eggplant Cooked in Olive Oil (Patlican Imam Bayildi)

3 eggplants 1-1/4 cups olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 large, fresh ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp sugar salt and ground black pepper 3 firm, fresh tomatoes, sliced chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

1 Peel the eggplant skin in stripes lengthwise. Cut a slit […]

Turkey: Cinnamon Cookies (Tarcinli Kurabiye)

1/2 cup margarine generous 1/2 cup sugar 1-3/4 cups whole-wheat flour 1 egg 1 tsp ground cinnamon 20 whole blanched almonds

1 Preheat a 375 F oven. Butter a cookie sheet. Blend the margarine with the sugar until light. Beat the egg in a separate bowl with a little of the flour. Add to the […]

Turkey: Chocolate Mosaic Slices (Mozayik)

1 lb plain butter cookies 1 stick butter or margarine 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 Tbsp sugar 4 eggs

1 Break the cookies into crumbs by hand or with a rolling pin. Do not use a blender or food processor because you need small pieces, not powdered cookies.

2 Melt the butter or margarine […]