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Fried Dough

Ingredients

 

2 cups warm water

 

4-5 cups flour

 

1 tsp salt to taste

 

1 package fresh yeast/ 2 tsp active dry yeast

 

1 ½ -2 cups oil for frying –filling—

 

Cheese

 

Parsley Green onion

 

Method

 

STEP 1

 

Place the lukewarm water and the yeast into a bowl. Stir well to dissolve the yeast. Add the salt and flour; knead for 10 minutes, till dough becomes elastic. The more you knead the better your dough will be. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap or a clean cloth and let it rest for 1 hour in a warm place or till it rises up to double its volume.

 

STEP 2

 

Place dough on the counter and punch to


 

release air. Cut the dough into walnut or egg size pieces (as you like). Place them on the counter and leave for 5-10 minutes.

 

STEP 3

 

Meanwhile heat the oil in a saucepan or pot. Flatten dough pieces using your fingers (for about 1/3 inch thick). Place one tea spoonful of filling in the middle and close it up like a half moon shape. Stick the edges pressing with your fingers.

 

STEP 4

 

Fry both sides lightly. Dough will turn yellow. Then, place the fried dough pieces over a paper towel.

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Potato Pizza

Potato Pizza

Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion (chopped)
Colorful bell peppers (chopped)
4 potatoes (peeled and chopped)
3 sausages (cut)
1/2 bologna sausage (cut)
1 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
Salt
Black pepper
Chili powder

Preparation:
Put olive oil, onion and bell peppers into the pan and sauté together. Add potatoes, then salt and spices. Cook until potatoes are ready, stirring once in a while. Put all ingredients to an oven safe tray, spread mozzarella on top and bake at 400 F until cheese melts.

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MENEMEN

Ingredients
2 big tomatoes
2 green peppers
2 eggs
1 onion (chopped)
olive oil
salt
black pepper

Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onion and sauté until yellowish. Add green peppers, peeled and small cubed tomatoes and sauté those until the juice of the vegetables are gone. Whisk eggs in a bowl and add to the saucepan. Add salt and cook until eggs are done.  Sprinkle some black pepper.

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GOZLEME

Ingredients:
1 medium onion
1 lb ground beef
Black pepper and salt
15-20 uncooked tortillas
Butter

Chop the onion in the chopper. Mix beef, black pepper, salt and chopped onions. Place 1 tablespoon beef mixture on the tortilla and fold over the uncovered half to cover the filling. Put the gozleme on a nonstick pan and cook  both sides until golden brown on a medium heat. Finally, brush the gozleme with the butter. Serve hot.

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Fresh Herb Omlette

FRESH HERB OMLETTE / KUKU

Ingredients
4 cups chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)
4 cup chopped fresh dill
2 cup chopped fresh green onions
1 cup chopped fresh mint
1 cup chopped fresh spinach (optional, can be substituted with cilantro)
1cup chopped fresh green garlic, green parts only
8 eggs
salt, ground black pepper
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
garlicky-yogurt sauce

In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped fresh herbs and eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. Melt the butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Pour the herb-egg mixture into the pan to fill it completely, leveling it with the back of a spoon or by slighlty tilting the pan. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom. Using a knife, carefully cut the omlette into 4 wedges (or smaller ones), and with the help of a spatula, gently turn them over to brown the other side for another 10 minutes. Add more butter if needed. Remove from heat. Transfer the ommlette wedges onto a serving platter. Serve immediately with garlicky-yogurt sauce and bread on the side or as the addition to rice pilaf. Or, chill it and serve as an appetizer.

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