Turkish Bagel with Spinach and...
(Ispanakli Simit ve Kasarli Simit)
1 simit (Turkish Bagel), cut into lengthwise
1 bunch spinach (cut off the roots), washed and drained
1 small onion, sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
2-3 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp Turkish kashar cheese or mozzarella cheese, grated
Red pepper, crushed
Saute the onion with olive oil in a pan. Then add the spinach and continue to cook over high heat until all the water evaporates. Put it aside and let it cool down. Then add the beaten egg, feta cheese, salt and pepper, mix. Place the mixture over the half of the simits.
Sprinkle some Mozzarella cheese and crushed red pepper. Place them on an oven tray.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake until the top is light golden or for about 20 minutes. Serve while still hot with Turkish Tea as a branch or light lunch.
Turkish Bagel with Cheese
Cut the simit (Turkish bagel) in half, then cut and open into lengthwise, layer the Turkish Kashar Cheese or Asiago cheese. Place on Teflon pan and cover. Heat the simit until its crispy and cheese melted over low heat.
Place the Simit with Kashar cheese next to your favorite summer salad. Serve with Turkish Tea or Ayran as a breakfast or light lunch.