Monday, March 16, 2009



This is one of my favorite Turkish-Ottoman dish. Recipe is from
this site. I used this recipe several times and all of them are successful.


For the meatball:

  • 2 lb of ground beef
  • 1 small size of onion ( finely chopped )
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • salt
For the puree:
  • 6 small size potatoes
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 stick butter
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp of ground red pepper
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
Combine well all of the meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and leave in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Meanwhile boil the potatoes with their skin on and peel them just after they are cooked. Mash them with a masher. Add mozzarella cheese, butter, egg, and salt and knead it very well.

Take the meatball mixing from refrigerator and take small parts ( about the size of lime ) from the dough and give them the shape of small balls. Press an indentation into each ball with your finger. Place them on a baking tray. Preheat the oven 400 F. Bake them for 10 minutes.

Fill each meatball with 1 tbsp of puree. Bake them again for 10-15 minutes.

Take vegetable oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add ground red pepper to the pan. Stir until pepper give their color to the oil ( around 30 seconds)
. Drizzle the sauce on top of the meatballs.
Serve warm with rice, yogurt, and salad.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's a fantastic recipe! Mmmhhh, I really like that flavor combo!



Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Degisik bir kofte cesidi. Herzaman ki gibi guzel gorunuyorlar.

turkishfoodandrecipes said...

Bu kofteler harika gorunuyor! Ellerine saglik canim.