- 500 grams (1.10 pounds) minced meat
- 1 egg
- 2-3 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 1 medium sized onion
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- A pinch salt
- A pinch red pepper
- A pinch black pepper
- ½ cup rice
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 eggs
- A small bowl bread crumbs
- 1 ½ cup oil
This is an interesting food because of it’s name in Turkish. In Turksh we name it kadınbudu köfte. There’s no problem with köfte. As some of you knows köfte means meatballs. But what about kadınbudu? Actually there are two words: kadın and budu. The first word, kadın, means ‘woman’ and the second word, budu means ‘her buttocks’. After this little elucidating, we can continue to our recipe
A frying pan
A kneading bowl
A few small bowls
A medium sized pot
Dice the onions and garlic cloves. Pour 2 tablespoons oil onto the frying pan and add these diced onions and garlic cloves.
Saute until onions and garlic cloves turn pink. Then add the half of the minced meat. Stir until the minced meat is completely sauted and absorbs water.
Then turn off the stove and set aside the minced meat. Meanwhile wash the rice and boil in a pot with 1 ½ cup water added on it.
When the rice is boiled, sieve it using a strainer and make it cool.
Add the boiled rice, sauted minced meat, the other half of the minced meat, egg, bread crumbs, salt, red pepper and black pepper into the kneading bowl, and knead well.
Set aside the mix you kneaded in the fridge for 34-40 minutes.
After setting aside, take egg sized pieces from the mix and roll (do not make them too small).
Beat the egg in a bowl and dip the rolled pieces firstly in the egg, then in the bread crumbs.
Fry the meatballs in the sautepan until their both sides turn brown. Serve hot.