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Turkish Pizza: Lahmacun

What’s your go-to food after a long night out partying?

I haven’t really gone out much since I moved to the UK. There are several reasons for that. Firstly, I live in a small town. I think there is one club in town, however I think they are targeting a slightly younger crowd and I would probably feel like a supervisor if I went there. Secondly, I don’t dance, I jump. If the music is no good for jumping, it’s no good for me. Lastly, my interpretation of a perfect Saturday night has changed drastically over the last 5 years or so. This may or may not be linked to the fact that hangovers get worse with age ;)

Whenever I do go out, I tend to get a little hungry towards the end of the night (probably because of all the jumping). According to Buzzfeed, Germans turn to currywurst after a few drinks. However, I don’t know a single German that does. I wouldn’t even know where to get currywurst at 4am on a Saturday night. So what do we eat instead? Most people I know either go to McDonalds/Burger King or their trusted Dönerbude (BTW Döner is #19 on the Buzzfeed list). The latter provides a variety of wonderful Turkish foods, the post popular being the classic döner kebab and…

…Turkish Pizza: Lahmacun

Lahmacun describes a thin piece of dough with spicy minced beef – a Turkish-style pizza! It’s served with salad on top, though a lot of people also add döner meat to the toppings. When you get a takeaway lahmacun, it’s usually rolled up like a burrito which makes it the perfect drunk food (less room for error and dropping bits!) ;)

When we make lahmacun at home we go for the slightly classier looking version on a plate. It’s one of my all-time favourites and surprisingly easy to make. Works very well with a yogurt sauce or tzaziki. Enjoy :)

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe

 

 

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Turkish Pizza: Lahmacun
Lahmacun, or Turkish pizza, is a thin piece of dough with a spicy spread of minced beef and veggies.
Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks: Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza Recipe
Instructions
  1. Start off with the dough and add flour and a dash of each, salt and sugar, to a large bowl. Form a well in the middle, add the yeast and slowly pour the water into the well. Knead thoroughly until the dough is all smooth. Cover with a cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for approximately 1h or until the dough has risen.
  2. Use a food processor or a bread cutter to finely slice the cabbage. Then add vinegar and vegetable broth, then season to taste using pepper and salt. Put aside for now.
  3. Chop both, garlic and onion. Cut the chilli in half, remove the seeds and finely slice.
  4. Take a bowl and add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, garlic, onion and chilli. Season well with cumin, paprika, parsley and salt & pepper.
  5. If your dough has had enough time to rise, preheat the oven (220°C), sprinkle some flour on your counter and roll out the dough until thin.
  6. Place one sheet of dough on a baking tray covered with baking paper and cover with beef mix.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. In the meantime cut the remaining veggies and the feta cheese into thin slices. They won't need any seasoning.
  8. Serve the lahmacun with veggies and feta cheese on top.
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2 Comments

  1. I love discovering cultures thru they’re food. This Turkish pizza sound phenomenal, can’t wait to prepare this!

    • Thank you Agness :) Please let me know if you enjoyed it!

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