Pide with Four Cheeses

Samsun Pіde

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

Samsun is a city on the Black Sea famous for its pide (a thick form of flatbread that’s not the same as pita or pizza). The defining qualities of a Samsun pide are: the dough contains the highest quality butter, flour and eggs; it is rolled out by hand, not with a rolling pin; it is pulled into a boat shape that can hold a stuffing; and it is baked in a wood-fire oven. In this case, the passengers on the boat are cheeses, tomatoes and a fried egg, but don’t get hung up on finding four di