Home-Style Veal Döner Kebap

Yaprak Kebap

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

Sadly, the world sees döner kebap (also known by the Greek word gyro or the Arabic word shawarma) as the pinnacle of Turkey’s cooking culture. Tourists in Turkey are often told that this vertical way of grilling sliced meat was invented by the Iskender family in the 1860s in the town of Bursa as a way to avoid fat dripping onto the coals and creating a lot of smoke. In one tale we hear that Mr Iskender skewered slices of meat on his sword and stuck it in the ground n