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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Çökertme Kebab

(Bodrum)

Çökertme Kebab
250 g beef or veal strips, I cut the strips in 2 or 3

Marinade:
1/2 cup milk
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
Salt

2 medium sized white potatoes, cut in julien
1 cup sunflower oil

2 cubanelle peppers
6-8 cherry tomatoes

Yogurt Sauce:

1/2 cup yogurt, room temperature
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt

First, fill the half of the medium-size plastic bowl with water and add 1 tbsp salt. Soak the potato slices in it for about 20 minutes. Heat up the liquid oil in a frying pan. Drain the potatoes, but don't rinse them, just dry with a paper towel. When the oil is hot enough, fry the potatoes until golden brown. Afterwards, place on a paper towel to absorb any extra oil.

Marinate the beef strips for about 4 hours or overnight in the fridge in a closed container. Bring the beef to room temperature 10 minutes before cooking. Heat up the Teflon pan. Then, place the beef strips in it. Cook until the beef is tender. Season the beef with salt and pepper, turn the heat off.

Meanwhile, saute the peppers and tomatoes with butter for about 5-6 minutes in the pan.

Place the fried potatoes on a serving dish. Arrange the cooked beef on them. Garnish with peppers and tomatoes. Place the Yogurt Sauce on top and serve while still warm.

2 servings.

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13 Comments:

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Mrs. Kolca said...

looks delish.. ^^

 
At 3:08 AM, Anonymous Yorgos (Atina, Yunanistan) said...

Merhaba Binur!
I've just searched for the word çökertme:
1. making (something) collapse.
2. a fishing net that is lowered flat into the water and drawn up by its corners when it is full of fish.
Well, either meaning fits well with your dish presentation!
Yum yum....
Teşekkürler.

 
At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Sevgili Binnur,
Cokertmeyi "Outside round Roast" ile yapabilirmiyim, aynen tarifte kullandiginiz gibi, kendim ince "stripes'lara"kessem olurmu dersiniz?? hemen bugun yapmek istiyordumda, simdi alisverise gidemiyecegim ve evdede butun bu roast var ..mmmhhh
cok tesekkurler.. bizlere verdikleriniz icin,
saygi ve sevgiler, Nesrin

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Sevgili Nesrin,
Elbette yapabilirsin, yalnizca marine etmeyi unutma. Simdi hazirlarsan aksam yemek vaktine kadar hazir olur:)
Ellerine saglik,

 
At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tesekkurler Sevgili Binnur,
evet marine yaptim...saadece 3 saatim kalmisti fakat yinede cok lezzetli oldu. Yalniz ben menuyu biraz degistirdim:
Ben Cokertmeyi yaparken kizim sizin sayfanizdaki "Ramazan Pidesini" yapti (once tarifin aynisini yani 2 pidelik) fakat pistikten sonra oyle guzeldiki, hemen usenmeden tekrar (bu sefer iki misli hamur mayalayip) 4 tane daha pisirdi.. aman tanrim..O gun mutfakta cok zevkli saatler gecirdik kizim ile birlikte, ve biz o aksam .. Cokertme, bol Coban salatasi veeee Pide yedik... mmmhhh
saade fakat hem lezzetli vede o kadar zevkli degisik bir yemek oldu.
Kal saglicakla....

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sizin de kizinizin da ellerine saglik Sevgili Nesrin. Ayrica beni haberdar ettiginiz icin de cok tesekkur ediyorum:)
Eger pide kaldiysa sabah kahvalti icin birz izgarada isitip icine sicakken tereyag koyup yemeyi unutmayin:D
Sizler de saglicakla kalin....

 
At 1:50 AM, Anonymous Sofya said...

I am so making this. This is like the doner-kebabs I grew up eating in Azerbaijan but don't have in Wisconsin. I actually used to throw dinner parties and serve something like this stuffed in homemade pita bread, except I made meat patties with venison/beef, but I would much rather have strips like yours! I am making this next time I am making supper.

 
At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Bill said...

Had this for the first time actually in the town of Cokertme at a restaurant along the bay. We had docked our sailboat there and spent the evening. Quite lovely. Rather than julienne the potatoes, the restaurant cut them into "shoestring" potatoes making a nice nest for everything else to settle into.

Couldn't help but sing, "Cokertme'den ciktim da Halil'im..."

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger Net said...

Hi Binnur I've recently returned from side where I had some wonderful dishes . Could you please send me the recipe for the famous ottermans kebab I've searched all over for the recipe but can't find it would really appreciate it if you could? Also does your book contain all these recipes as I would live to purchase a copy thank you net

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Net,
Sorry, I don't send the recipes. I am going to post it in the future:)

The sales of my book started on December 13, 2007. There are 115 English recipes (already posted on the website) in the book.They were all posted from the beginning to the end of 2007.
The recipes for the last 4 years are not included in this book.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger Net said...

Ok thankyou

 
At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur, many thanks for sharing the marvels of Turkish cuisine with us! I just wanted to ask about the '250 beef or veal strips'; did you mean 250 grams? Çok teşekkurler, ileana

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ileana,
Thank you:) Yes, it is 250 grams:)

 

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