Tekirdag Meatballs

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Tekirdag Meatballs, also known as Tekirdag Köfte in Turkish, is a famous dish that originates from the Tekirdag province in northwestern Turkey. These meatballs are cherished for their unique preparation method and distinctive flavor. Here’s recipe ofTekirdag Meatballs:

Ingredients for Tekirdağ Meatballs

How be made Tekirdağ Meatballs;

  • Step 1

    Take the ground meat in a mixing bowl for the köfte mixture. (If you're using bread, soak bread in a separate bowl with a little water to soften.)

  • Step 2

    Add 1 grated onion, 2 minced garlic,2 slices of bread or breadcrumbs 4 tablespoons of water (If you have used bread and soaked it, do not add water. If you have used breadcrumbs, add water.) and mix well.

  • Step 3

    Finally, add 1 egg, ½ tablespoon of semolina, and ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and continue kneading for about 10 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Then, add 1 teaspoon of salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and cumin.

  • Step 5

    Lastly, lift the köfte mixture 10 times and forcefully hit the bowl. Make sure to do this step.

  • Step 6

    Cover the prepared köfte mixture with stretch film and let it rest for 1-2 hours.

  • Step 7

    When you're ready to cook, shape the köfte mixture into long, thin finger-like shapes and fry them on a non-stick pan, flipping them over.

  • Step 8

    If your ground meat is fatty, you don't need to add oil to the pan. If you're using lean meat, you can add a little olive oil for frying.

  • Step 9

    After cooking, serve the köfte with a side of salad. Enjoy your meal!

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