Mushroom, Lamb and Feta Gozleme

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Mushroom, Lamb and Feta Gozleme

Mushroom, Lamb, and Feta Gozleme is a delicious Turkish dish made with thin, crispy flatbread filled with a flavorful mixture of sautรฉed mushrooms, seasoned ground lamb, and creamy feta cheese. Itโ€™s perfect for a hearty snack or a light meal. Hereโ€™s how to make it:

Ingredients:

For the Gozleme Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water

For the Filling:

  • 8 ounces ground lamb
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Olive oil, for cooking

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Gozleme Dough:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the olive oil and warm water. Mix until the dough comes together.
  1. Knead the Dough:
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Form it into a ball, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  1. Prepare the Filling:
  • In a skillet, heat a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sautรฉ until they become translucent.
  1. Cook the Lamb and Mushrooms:
  • Add the ground lamb to the skillet and cook until itโ€™s browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Stir in the finely chopped mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and start to brown.
  1. Season the Filling:
  • Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the lamb and mushroom mixture. Cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  1. Roll Out the Dough:
  • Divide the rested dough into four equal portions. Roll out each portion into a thin rectangle or oval shape, about 1/8 inch thick.
  1. Fill and Fold:
  • Place a portion of the lamb and mushroom mixture on one half of each rolled-out dough piece, leaving a border around the edges. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the filling. Fold the other half of the dough over the filling to create a semi-circle.
  1. Seal and Cook:
  • Use your fingers or a fork to press and seal the edges of the gozleme.
  1. Cook on a Griddle:
  • Heat a griddle or a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush the surface with olive oil and cook the gozleme for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  1. Serve:
    • Remove the cooked gozleme from the griddle and let them cool slightly. Cut them into wedges, garnish with chopped fresh parsley, and serve hot.

Mushroom, Lamb, and Feta Gozleme is a delightful Turkish street food thatโ€™s perfect for enjoying at home. The crispy, golden-brown flatbread pairs wonderfully with the savory and rich filling.