İzmir Meatballs

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“Izmir Meatballs,” also known as “İzmir Köfte” in Turkish, is a popular and delicious Turkish dish originating from the city of İzmir, which is located on the western coast of Turkey. İzmir Meatballs are well-loved for their flavorful blend of spices and herbs, as well as their tender texture. Here’s recipe of İzmir Meatballs

Ingredietns for İzmir Meatballs

  • For the meatballs:
  • Other ingredients;
  • To fry:

How be made İzmir meatballs;

  • Step 1

    Grind 1.5 cups of bread crumbs and 1 onion in a food processor.

  • Step 2

    Add 1 egg, finely chopped ½ bunch of parsley, 1 teaspoon of salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, thyme, and ground beef. Mix well.

  • Step 3

    Shape the mixture into thin and long fingers. Place them on a plate to rest.

  • Step 4

    Peel and slice 4 potatoes into wedges. It will look more elegant if the potatoes are the same size as the meatballs.

  • Step 5

    Heat oil in a pan (make sure it doesn't absorb too much oil) and fry the potatoes first, followed by the meatballs. (Do not overcook them, they should be taken out before fully cooked)

  • Step 6

    Arrange the potatoes and meatballs side by side on a baking tray.

  • Step 7

    In a separate saucepan, pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 dessert spoon of tomato paste. Mix well.

  • Step 8

    Add 3 grated tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes. You can also add garlic if desired. Add 1.5 cups of water to the sauce.

  • Step 9

    Pour the prepared sauce over the potatoes and meatballs, making sure it covers them completely to prevent them from drying out while cooking.

  • Step 10

    Place 1 peeled and sliced tomato and 2 green peppers (cleaned and cut) in between the potatoes and meatballs.

  • Step 11

    Before putting it in the oven, add 1 tea cup of hot water to the edge of the tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C until the potatoes turn golden brown.

  • Step 12

    Optionally, after 30 minutes, open the oven and drizzle some of the sauce from the tray onto the meatballs and potatoes. (It will be more flavorful)

  • Step 13

    Serve after cooking. Enjoy your meal.

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