It is been long time that i didnt cook. I lost my dad recently and after him my granddad. It is pity to know that they will never ever again taste the foods i cooked. The cooking make me feel good. Good way to distract you. And always enjoyable moments when you share good food with your loved ones. I am lucky that i have a family that doesnt make harsh comments about my foods:)
Turkish people make lots of different types of Köfte recipes. This recipe can be counted my favorite.
500 gr ground meat
1 onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, chopped
200 gr bread crumbs
150 gr pistachio
100 gr currant
2 turkish flat bread (I used special one, they sell it for baklava, i like it more, more crispy)
1 egg white
For Tomato Sauce
2 tomato, chopped
1 clove garlic
In a deep bowl, mix ground meat,onion,egg,bread crumbs,pistachio,currant, (keep it for sometime in a water before add into mixture),salt and pepper. Knead all until smooth. Lay some egg white on half of the flat bread, and fall over other half on it. Put the meat mixture on the bread, and roll it. Repeat it for other flatbread.
Rest the bread rolls in fridge for 2-3 hours. And then slice them, lay on a tray and cook it in preheat oven for 30 min.
Cook chopped tomatoes with oil , and add on it garlic , salt, pepper and oregano.
Lay your meatball slices on a serving plate, add tomato sauces on it , and then yoghurt, and top pictachio(optional)
Serve it warm..