10/12/2012

Living

10/12/2012
Living - Good Eats
So what is a Gözleme? First of all it's delicious! Gözleme is a traditional Turkish savoury pastry - think panzarotti, thin filled crepes or quesadillas.
A pizza like dough called yufka sheets or fresh phyllo sheets, both of which can and should be purchased in specialty stores. To make the dough is finicky. These sheets are then filled with spinach and feta cheese or spicy minced meat, folded and then cooked in a griddle pan.
The name comes from the Turkish word göz meaning eye. The brown spots are the eyes you see when you are frying the folded pancake.
  • SPINACH AND FETA INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
  • 1 small onion or 3-4 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled (depending how cheesy you want it)
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • You can add fresh herbs such as parsley or dill if you wish
  • MAKE THE FILLING
  • Squeeze the water thoroughly out of the spinach and mix ingredients together. Put several spoonfuls on sheet as shown and fold.
  • In a cast iron pan or heavy skillet and with a tbspn of oil brown the pie on each side.
  • Cut the pie into wedges or squares.
  • POTATO INGREDIENTS
  • 1 large potato peeled boiled and mashed
  • 1 small onion or 3-4 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup feta cheese, aged white cheddar or mixture, crumbled (depending how cheesy you want it)
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • You can add fresh herbs such as parsley or dill if you wish or spices such as cumin, garlic, chili to taste
  • MAKE THE FILLING
  • Mix ingredients together. Put several spoonfuls on sheet as shown and fold.
  • In a cast iron pan or heavy skillet and with a tbspn of oil brown the pie on each side.
  • Cut the pie into wedges or squares.
  • MEAT INGREDIENTS
  • 150 gr lean ground beef, lamb or mixture
  • 1 small onion or 3-4 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • You can add fresh herbs such as parsley or dill if you wish or spices such as cumin, garlic, chili to taste
  • MAKE THE FILLING
  • Cook the ground meat and mix ingredients together. Put several spoonfuls on sheet as shown and fold.
  • In a cast iron pan or heavy skillet and with a tbspn of oil brown the pie on each side.
  • Cut the pie into wedges or squares.
Enjoy! - If you have made these with different fillings, please let me know the ingredients you used.

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