Thursday, September 4, 2014

FoodBlogSwap Extra: Kumpir

Last week I posted the FoodBlogSwap from August, and I said that I had made 2 more recipes from Mijn Mixed Kitchen, a blog full of Turkish recipes. Today I want to share the 2nd one that I tried. The reason I knew that I wanted to make Kumpir, is because we used to visit an anime festival in Almelo each year where the tradition was to eat Kumpir from a speciality shop each time we were there. However the event moved, so we didn't eat Kumpir for years. Kumpir is a roasted and stuffed potato, btw. In the speciality shop you could choose from many different stuffings, mainly salads. I made a variation on the recipe, by using a slightly different stuffing than in the original recipe and replace the sausages for vegetarian ones.

Kumpir (serves 2)
- 2 huge potatoes
- butter
- grated cheese
- vegetarian sausages
- 1 bell pepper
- some canned peas and corn
- mayonnaise
- tomato ketchup

Wash the potatoes and dry them. Make holes in the potatoes with a fork on each side. Place it in the microwave for about 5 minutes on high voltage, turn around and leave it for another 5 minutes. Do this for each potato separately. It could be they need a bit longer, depending on the size. You can check if the potatoes are ready with a knife.

Meanwhile, cut the other ingredients. Bake the bell pepper shortly, if desired.
Place the potato on a plate and cut it lengthwise but not all the way through. Mash the inside carefully with a fork, mixing with some butter and grated cheese until you have something that looks like mashed potatoes. Make sure you scrape the sides as well, using as much potato as you can.
Place the vegetable toppings and vegetarian sausages on top. Lastly add some mayonnaise and ketchup.

If you have any leftover Kumpir, it is best to scrape it all out and mix it together with the toppings to eat it as a salad for the next day.

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