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

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


1 Baking potato
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp kashar cheese (mozzarella), grated

Sweet corn
Sweet peas, frozen, rinse with hot water, drain
Turkish Black olives, pitted, sliced
Green olives, pitted, sliced
Pickled cucumber, cut in cubes
Pickled beet, cut in cubes
Green onions, sliced
Red cabbage, julienne cut, squeeze with salt, rinse and drain
Carrot, grated
Tomato, cut in cubes
Mushroom, sliced
Fish, in can
White cheese (Feta), cut in cubes

Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220 C). Pierce the potato with a fork in several places. Place it on oven tray. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes or until tender when pierced with tip of the knife. If you have an Au Gratin Dish, put the baked potato in it. Cut the potato lengthwise in half. Put the butter, cheese, salt and pepper in, mix them with the potato with the knife until it is smooth and creamy (picture). Put some of the ingredients that you liked over the top. Serve as a light lunch or branch.

* Do not use aluminum foil to wrap potatoes to bake, the taste will be steamed texture.



At 1:25 PM, Blogger Allie said...


Your blog makes me very happy. Aside from the fact that what you make is delicious (and delicious looking), it also inspires me to make other food combinations that otherwise may not have occured to me.


At 12:44 PM, Blogger dsd said...

In Istanbul, I ate kumpir made of potatoes baked in aluminium foil. Does it affect the taste? I guess it shorthens the preparation time and prevents potatoes from adhering to the baking sheet?

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

As I indicated it in the recipe;
"Do not use aluminum foil to wrap potatoes to bake, the taste will be steamed texture." But if you like bake it in the aluminium foil:)

At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't know about this recipie.. but absolutely love this when i ate it in turkey :-)

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Khamis said...

Hi all I’m happy to find this blog I was in Istanbul in march and it was amazing and I enjoyed the delicious Turkish food I ate Kumpier in Eyup it was delicious and I will follow your recipe to make it

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was looking for kumpir recipe and found your blog. What a great idea and thanks for having so many recipes here. I will add to my favs and come back for more! :)

Great job.

Turkish ex-pat
Gaye (living in Sydney, Aus)

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Merhaba Binnur,
Amerikalıyım ama butün yaz İstanbul'la kaldım. En sevdiğim Türk yemeği Kumpir oldu. Yemek tarifi vermek için çok teşekkürler. Sizin Waffle reçeniz var mı?


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