This was on a recent trip we took to my husband's country from which he was born in to visit family......TURKEY.
This "GOZLEME" I absolutely love and must have eaten dozens of them just filled with cheese, anywhere I saw they were preparing them I ordered one. Reason I stuffed myself was that we don't have them here....I mean there are recipes out there but they just don't taste the same.
Gözleme is a savoury traditional Turkish pastry dish, made of hand-rolled dough that is lightly brushed with butter and eggs, filled with various toppings, sealed, and cooked over a griddle.
The name derives from the Turkish word göz meaning "compartment", in reference to the pocket of dough in which the various toppings are sealed and cooked. Traditionally, this is done on a saç griddle.
Toppings for gözleme are numerous and vary by region, and include a variety of meats (minced beef, chopped lamb, seafood), vegetables (spinach, zucchini, eggplant), mushrooms (porcino, chanterelle, truffle) potatoes, cheeses (feta, Turkish white cheese), as well as eggs, and seasonal herbs and spices.
We were on our way to Ephesus.....a must for anyone visiting Turkey. It's one of the world's wonders of the ancient world. But as you enter Ephesus there is lil' sign that said "Seven Sleepers", another ancient site with it's own story....won't go into that now. Will post later in another post. So we always stop there first.
As you enter The Seven Sleeper's area there are a few shops and Cafe's....one of these cafes these ladies were preparing these Gozlemes'. They were turning them out like 'hotcakes' one after another.
I almost ate the whole thing but a poor stray doggy was looking at me so I threw mine to him but it wasn't enough so I ordered another one and fed him that.........found a bowl poured water for him and he joyfully went away.....those stray animals really hurt me when I see them roaming the streets.
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