Gözleme

Visiting the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston is one of my Sunday rituals. The markets are literally just across the road. They offer an array of food, crafts and other goodies.

There are regular stalls featuring Jordanian, Ethiopian, Lao, Greek and Turkish cuisine, along with bratwurst, which I haven’t been game to sample yet for fear of the calorie intake!

Today I tried Turkish gözleme for the first time. According to Lord Wiki, gözleme is a traditional savory Turkish flatbread and pastry dish, made of hand-rolled leaves of yufka dough that are lightly brushed with butter and eggs, filled with various toppings, sealed, and cooked over a griddle. The dough is usually unleavened, and made only with flour, salt and water.

Mine had fillings of beef mince, potato and onion. The other offering was spinach and feta.

The dish was cooked in front of me and took several minutes, but it was worth the wait. Butter was spread on top and I was given a slice of lemon.

It tasted as you would expect and the lemon gave it some zest. It might also be good with dips or chutney.

Gözleme from Kingston Market

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