Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Saturday, February 11, 2006


Day-old bread, cut in chunks
Feta cheese, crumbled
Green onion, chopped
Parsley, chopped
Beef broth or stock, hot

Place the bread slices in a bowl. Sprinkle the green onion, parsley and feta cheese on top. Pour some hot beef broth and wait until the bread soaks it in, then pour the rest. The bread shouldn't be dry or juicy. If needed, add some salt and pepper.

Tirit is a Turkish dish made from old bread so it doesn't have to be thrown away. Other options you have for old bread is using it for Turkish Hamburger or or Bread with Eggs or making croutons for soup and salads.

To make croutons, cut the bread in cubes. Place on an oven tray and add some olive oil, salt and pepper on top, then toss. Preheat your oven to 175 C (350 F) and bake for about 10-15 minutes.

Bread is an essential element for the culture of the Turkish people and Turkish kitchen. We don't even throw away the stale (2-3 days old) bread. We have so many different ways to cook them:) We don't like to waste any food:) In my country, it's considered disrespectful if you don't finish all the food on your plate. We should always remember those people who are not able to put enough food on the table, let's not waste it:)



At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was really good! Made a terrfic lunch, my daughter Rakaia loved it! Thank you.

At 9:35 PM, Blogger anvasquez said...

How much beef broth do you put?

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Just enough to wet the bread:)

At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
i have just found your blog and i think,it's incredible! I am a Turkish myself too and not bad cook :) but still its good to learn more about our kitchen(at least for me).By the way: Tirit,i have never heard before,is it from the Aegean region ?
Rgds from Luxembourg

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Esra,
Thank you:) Almost every region has their own version of Tirit. My Tirit recipe belongs to my grandmother like Cantik, Kobete, Biberasi, Lamb Soup, Kapuska, Kacamak and so many more:) She was a Romanian Turk who moved to Türkiye in her teenage years with her family.
Take care:)

At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Pinar said...

Merhaba Binnur Hanim,

I love your blog. I live in the US and sometimes it can get difficult to find all the specific ingredients for some turkish dishes. I am turkish as well, born and raised in Germany, where it isn't hard at all to find some turkish bakkals around the corner :) My parents (me too of course) are from Erzincan and Tirit is one of my favorite dishes, which my father used to make very often. We have a few different recipes though. It made my day to see this delicious recipe on your blog! Thank you so much for all those yummy recipes.


At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful recipes. I am Canadian but Love Turkish Food. Thank you Binnur

At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely idea!

For a sweet treat, use warm milk and sugar. :)

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is called "Papara" in Turkish:) I so love it and I am going to post it soon:)
Take care,


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