Second GiT Masterchef in our little serial of Turkish recipes is our GiT spouse Ecem Kilic. She as well prepared het yummy lentil meatballs in our Get in Touch cooking workshop on 21st of September 2017.
Am proud to present her recipe and description below .. thanks a lot, Ecem!
MERCIMEK KÖFTESI | TURKISH LENTIL MEATBALLS
BACKGROUND INFO ABOUT THE DISH
In Turkey, these are called ‘mercimek koftesi’ meaning: lentil meatballs. Although these meatballs are made with bulgur and red lentils, I don’t know why their names focuses only on lentils. The meatballs are almost uncooked and served cold as an appetizer.
They are traditionally served in finger shape, also we never serve them on their own. Lettuce leaves and pickles are staple foods when you serve it. You can enrich your table with herbs and salads depending on your taste.
We have a traditional way of eating these lentil meatballs. Place one in a lettuce leaf, squeeze lemon on it and throw into your mouth. Repeat as needed!