Monday, December 7, 2009



This recipe is another my hometown's classic...
You will find some interesting ingredients for meat patties; like orange zest and potatoes!
The taste is also interesting and so delicious.You might think, it tastes like fish but it is more than that.
Give it a try, if you like different flavors...

Makes 24 patties.

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 small size of potatoes ( finely shredded )
  • 2 tbsp of semolina
  • 6 cloves of garlic ( finely shredded )
  • zest of an orange
  • 1 tbsp of ground chilli pepper
  • 1 tbsp of ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 cup of olive oil for frying
In a large mixing bowl, take ground beef, potatoes, semolina, garlic, orange zest, chilli pepper, cumin, black pepper, and salt. Knead until well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Take the bowl from refrigerator and
take small parts ( about the size of an egg ) of mixing and give them a shape of ball and make them flat with your palms.
Take olive oil in frying pan and turn the heat on medium high.
Fry both sides of patties.


Saliha said...

iffet bu tarife bayıldım gerçekten .. portakal ve patates değişik geldi bana, patatesle köfte yapıyordum ama portakal emınım degısık bır aroma vermiştir,bu şekildede deneyeceğim paylaşımın için teşekkürler:)..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look very tasty!



tasteofbeirut said...

This is the first time I see this recipe! I am going to Istanbul soon and I hope I can try them there, they look so good!

Jeff said...

Sounds great, have to make some.

Pity said...

love this, aromatic and delicious, well done! cheers from london

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Thanks to you all for the nice comments.