Written by Katie Parla on August 12, 2009


In case you were wondering what I dream about, this is it. Grilled meatballs made from ground lamb or beef mixed with onions and spices. I prefer lamb, myself, but I’ll take them any way I can get them. And since arriving in Turkey 5 days ago, I have. Köfte are commonly served stuffed into bread with salad, or plated with grilled green peppers, sliced tomatoes, and onions sprinkled with sumac. Honestly, I don’t discriminate and like both preparations equally. They are not served with sauce which is a good thing. There is nothing to cover up the taste of the meat and herbs, just fresh veggies whose freshness contrast with the sizzling meat. Is it possible I am hungry again?

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