This recipe was inspired by our favorite late night, post-drinking snack: the Turkish pizza or lahmacun. Nothing quite beats the soggy, heavy, garlic sauce-dripping, yet incredibly satisfying lahmacun we often get after a night out on the town. When we finally made this at home we felt about equally as satisfied, but a bit less assaulted by food, if you know what I mean. This has a lot to do with the lovely fresh feta salad we included in this one, inspired by our favorite chef. Anyway, everyone who loves lahmacun should definitely try to make this one at home since it’s surprisingly easy!
Four small Turkish pizzas (feeds two)
○ 300g minced meat (lamb or beef) ○ 4 flour tortillas ○ 50g tomato paste ○ 2 minced garlic cloves ○ 1 tablespoon paprika powder ○ 1 teaspoon cayenne ○ 1 teaspoon cumin ○ 1/2 a cucumber ○ 2 tomatos ○ 100g feta ○ 10g parsley
In a large frying pan over medium high heat, throw in some olive oil and the garlic cloves. After a minute, add in the minced meat, followed by the paprika powder, cayenne and cumin. Once the meat has browned, stir in the tomato paste. Remove from the heat and spread the meat mixture on the tortillas. Place in a 220 C oven for about 4 minutes or until the tortillas have crisped up. Meanwhile, chop the cucumber, feta, parsley and tomato, drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Once the flats come out of the oven, top with a good helping of the salad and get ready for a feast!
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