Lady's Thigh Meatballs (Kadin Budu Kofte)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Turkish cuisine is full of foods which has funny names. It is one of them. Today after i decided to cook kadinbudu kofte, i searched why they gave this name? but i couldnt find.. Maybe it is because chubby:)) i really dont know. If you think this is funny name, also hear there are turkish desserts called "A Beatiful woman's Lips" (Dilber dudagi), "Finger of the vizier" (Vezir parmagi), "Ladys Belly" (Hanim gobegi) and etc.. I really dont know why this kinda names were given or who gave but funny.. isnt it? :)
I like kadinbudu kofte, very delicious and filling.
500 gr medium ground beef
1 onion, grated
1 egg (yellow part)
1 cup rice (200gr)
1/3 cup parsley chopped
feta cheese (optional)
3 cloves garlic (optional)
black pepper
red pepper
For frying
4 spoonfuls of flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten

First cook 1/2 of the ground beef with the onion. on the other hand , boil rice with 2 cup of water till the water goes off but dont make it so dry, you can add some salt while it is cooking.

Place in a large bowl and add in the remaining raw ground beef, egg, rice, parsley, salt and pepper, garlic and feta cheese. I like cheese and garlic and try to add everything, in original recipe there is no cheese and garlic, just i believe they can make a food just better!
Knead it for sometime. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then give them the shape . This makes approximately 16 kofte. Pour the sunflower oil in a frying pan and heat it up. Place the flour on a plate and beat the eggs in a bowl. First dip each kofte in the flour, then dip in the egg mixture.

Fry the kofte evenly.
I like it to serve it warm but it is also eaten cold.

Bon appetit..


Belinda @zomppa said...

Love these flavors - and this name is so interesting!

Cardamom Hills said...

love anything with mince meat filling =)

Barbara said...

my favorite dish is meatball and with rise inside became a maindish...Lovely

Corliss said...

Very interesting story, thanks for sharing it. They sort of look like Egg Foo Young. Yummy.

Torviewtoronto said...

interesting to know
looks good

JayP said...

Ha ha, we were going to make these this week Yeşim. :) We had them at one of our local lokantas last week with pilav and cacık. Gorgeous. I think they're called Kadın Budu...maybe because they are lumpy???! :))

Yours look great by the way.

The Mom Chef said...

This does look delicious. I love the combination of flavors. Great job.

Anonymous said...

These look delicious! The names are very funny too :-)

Carolyn said...

Oh my goodness, these names are hilarious! I might find it a little odd to eat meatballs called ladies thighs, but they look like they are delicious!

Rich said...

Oh, this looks great! But how do you pronounce it, exactly? I'd like to serve it, but I need to tell people what it's called!

Yesim said...

tx u so much to all..
@JayP: u r probably right:)
@Rich: we call it "kadınbudu kofte" or you can just tell people kofte with rice:p

Dimah said...

Yummy! Those look so good.

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Elisabeth said...

I would love to make these. They look so delicious!

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Susan: My Food Obsession said...

I LOVE Turkish food but find it hard to locate recipes at time -- thanks for sharing, I will be trying this one out!

kitchenmorph said...

hi yesim

i'm so sorry i haven't yet inputted you on the samosa recipe. i've been taking turns with visiting my fellow bloggers due to lack of time. i'll soon sound you on it. the lady thigh and anchovy rice seem so good.

Karen said...

What a funny name! These look so good...I love ground meat dishes like this. Yum!

Angie's Recipes said...

The meatballs do look chunky and hearty. Great to serve with some pasta.

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