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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Meatballs in Sour Sauce

(Eksili Kofte)

Meatballs in Sour Sauce
500 gr medium ground beef
1/2 cup rice, washed and drained
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch cumin
1 pinch black pepper
6 cups hot water with 1 cube beef bouillon

Sauce:
2 tbsp flour
2 egg yolks
1 lemon juice
2 tbsp water

Garnish:
1 tsp butter
1 tsp red pepper, ground

Place the rice in a bowl and pour 2 cups hot water over it. Wait for 5 minutes and drain. Add in the ground beef, egg, salt, pepper and cumin. Knead with your hands. Make little balls (chest nut size) and put aside.

Put 6 cups hot water in a large pot with the bouillon. When it boils, put the Kofte (meatballs) into the water slowly. Remove the foam from the surface with a spoon. Cook for about 20-25 minutes on medium-low heat.

Whisk the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Take one ladle of juice from the pot with the Kofte. Mix it with the sauce, then pour it all back slowly into the pot. Cook for 5 more minutes. Pour in serving bowls.

Melt the butter in a small pan. When you see bubbles, turn the heat off. Then add in the red pepper. Mix with a spoon and pour all over the Eksili Kofte (by the way, Eksi means sour). This dish should be eaten with a spoon as the juice is very tasty. Serve with bread and any kind of salad. This recipe makes 3 servings.

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At 2:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Berna

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sevgili Berna,
Oyle guzel yazmissinizki duygulanmamak mumkun degil. En hosuma giden, paylasmak kelimesini kullanmaniz oldu. Bende size duygularinizi benim ile paylastiginiz icin cok tesekkur ediyorum:)
Sevgilerimle

 
At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Selam!

Sitenizi cok begeniyorum. Yurt disinda yasayinca memleket tatlari ozleniyor. Tarifleri bulmak her zaman kolay olmuyor. Turkiyeden getirdigim yemek kitaplari ise eski usul her sey goz karari: cay bardagi, kahve fincani, neskafe fincani olculer, kivam tutuncaya, oluncaya kadar gibi belirsiz terimler dolu. Herseyin olcusunu tam vermenizeve tarifleri tam anlatmaniza bayiliyorum.

Sitenizdeki bu tarif ile eksi kofte yaptim. Esim cok begendi. Yeniden tesekkurler.

Kaliforniya'dan Aylin ;)

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sevgili Aylin,
Cok tesekkur ederim. Bizim evimizde de cok seviliyor Eksili Kofte, ozellikle de suyu:)
Ellerine saglik...
Toronto'dan sevgilerimle,

 
At 4:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

Thankyou for the great site :) I've been looking for a good site to learn turkish recipes from!

When you mention red pepper in your recipes are you referring to the red pepper paste recipe you have in another recipe? Or is it like chilli powder or something?

Thankyou!

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you very much:)
It is always powder (not hot) unless it is indicated as a paste:)

If it should be hot, then I say cayenne pepper.

 
At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello binnur,
when you mean 1 lemon juice...how much do you mean? 1 tbsp? 1 tsp? a cup?

thank you

matt

 
At 7:57 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Matt,
It is app. 4 tbsp, but it depends on its size:)

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I really like all of your recipes and become quite the "turkish cook" in our household. Can you just tell me though please in this recipe it states "flour" but what sort of flour do you need?

 
At 12:11 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Thank you:) It is all purpose flour.

 
At 7:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my grand mother made similar kofte,but she also added cubed potates and carrots to the pot.she skipped rice in the kofte as well:)

 
At 5:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made it! Went great! however Im thinking of adding a little bit of garlic to the sauce...?What do you think about that?Whould I badly change the original recipe?n.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
I wouldn't change this recipe but I think you may add garlic in Meatballs-Vegetables in Tomato Sauce:)

 
At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi
What kind of red pepper are you using for this recipe? Thanks

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
I use sweet ground sweet red pepper. But you can also use smoked paprika or cayenne:)

 

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