Duck and Sour Cherry Gözleme

Ördek Gözleme

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

The stuffed pancakes known as gözleme are hard to find in Istanbul—even though they are well known outside Turkey. They are associated with the Yörük people who live in mountainous regions. Yörük means ‘walker’ or ‘nomad’, but the Yörüks are not gypsies. They walked into Anatolia around 800 years ago and set up agricultural communities. Nowadays, Yörük women with scarves round their heads arrive in small towns with their tents made of horsehair and fry gözleme stuffed with spinach and cheese, potatoes or minced lamb.

I decided to make the concept upmarket by including duck, which nobody would do in Turkey. Strictly speaking, this dish is not a meze (they don’t serve gözleme in meyhanes ), but in my restaurant I serve it as part of my meze selection.

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