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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Chicken-Walnuts Dip

(Cerkez Tavugu)

Chicken-Walnuts Dip- click to enlarge
2 pieces of chicken breasts
2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup walnuts, crushed into little pieces
1/2 loaf (~200 g) of day old bread, Turkish/French/Italian style bread, without the crust

Red Pepper Sauce:
2 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
1 tsp mixture of paprika and Cayenne pepper

Place the chicken breasts in a medium size pot and cover with water. Cook until its tender at medium heat. Remove the chickens and keep the chicken broth.

As for the bread, make sure it is stale (ie. leave out overnight), remove the crusts and soak the rest in the chicken broth. Take out, squeeze with your palms and place in a large bowl. Then cut the chicken into small pieces and add into the bowl along with the garlic, salt and pepper. Mix very well with a fork into an even consistency. Add the walnuts and mix again. If the mixture is too dry, slowly add and mix some chicken broth with a tablespoon until softer.

Place in a serving platter and shape with a fork. Heat the sunflower oil in a small skillet and add the red peppers. When the oil starts bubbling, turn the heat off and pour over the chicken.

Serve this chicken dish as an appetizer with small, toasted bread slices.

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At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday and it's *very* tasty. Thanks!

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am glad you liked it. You may also serve it as a main dish with green salad on the side, especially in the summer.

At 6:16 PM, Blogger Josh said...

What do mean bu add the 'garlic' at which stage do you cook it?

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Josh,
You don't cook the garlic. You add the garlic with the other ingredients after you cook the chicken.

At 11:40 PM, Blogger je said...

How much is a half a loaf of bread? Can you give us a definite amount in grams or slices, please?

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

A half of loaf of bread weighs about 200 grams.

At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you added yogurt to this dish?

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

No, there is no yogurt in it:)


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