Saturday, 14 January 2012

Gözleme, Turkish Pancakes



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It should be obvious by now that I really love to try different foods, and I always look out for fun things to eat when I'm travelling. This isn't always the easiest thing as a vegetarian: some countries aren't that veggie-friendly, and even in those where veggie options are plentiful, you need some grasp of the language to make sure you order the right thing. Turkey falls into the latter category. There's plenty of vegetarian food around, and you just need to learn a few key words to be able to order it. And we were lucky to be travelling with my dad, who'd already picked up the critical vocabulary.

Gözleme was one of my favourite finds. Generally translated as 'pancakes', they're made of a very thin dough, stuffed with good stuff like potatoes, cheese, and spinach. We found a few good gözleme places on our travels, and it's also a great spectator sport, as they're rolled in front of your (hungry!) eyes and traditionally cooked on a special wood-fired oven.

I really must get hold of a recipe and see what I can do to recreate these at home.

UPDATE: I did it! Here's my very own Turkish pancake recipe.

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16 comments:

Fly Girl said...

These look scrumptious! I love the pix of the women creating this delight, it makes it even more appealing. My doctor just put me on a no gluten diet so I couldn't eat these now but it's the sort of thing I typically devour when I'm traveling.

Rachel said...

They do look scrummy. Have you noticed how pancakes show up in many country's cuisines?

Dave King said...

Would like to try... and I must say that I do like watching the food being cooked.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh yummy, looks good to me!

Joyce Lansky said...

Sounds like something good. I'm having trouble pulling up the pictures though.

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

Ms. Kathleen said...

These sounds awesome. I can't wait until you find a great recipe! I found this one. What do you think? http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/416/spinach+and+feta+gozleme
Have a wonderful day!

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A Cuban In London said...

I've actually tried these. I didn't know what they were called, though. Since there are so many Turkish families with children in the school at which I work, I've been discovering Turkish cuisine over the last few years. Many thanks.

About logic and the teaching of it, you're right indeed. I think some schools, like mine, try to use it as a tool in the teaching of philosophy but not as a standalone subject. Even philosophy in a primary school has its limitations.

Greetings from London.

Charlotte said...

Oh, WOW, do these ever look good! Love, too, the accompanying pictures. Must see them prepared and sample some for myself!

Mary said...

These look great! What all is inside them? I love trying different foods like this.

Chef E said...

I almost missed this yummy post! and the Kid post is adorable!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Those look scrumptous! Hurry and find the recipe and post it so I can make some.

Deirdre said...

Looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

imnotwritinganovel said...

Did you find a recipe?? These look so so so yummy! Thanks for stopping in at my blog and commenting, returning the favor (and happy I did). :-)

Aisling Beatha said...

Wish I'd seen this last week, I had to provide some Turkish food for a course I was taking part in.

Anshul Gupta said...

Thanks for posting such a Great Recipe.

Anshul Gupta said...

Thanks for posting such nice snaps of pancake. it looks yummy.

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