Patatesli Gozleme ~ Potato Stuffed Flatbread
Patatesli is a potato stuffed, savory flatbread from Turkey. Gozleme is a street food and a popular snack.
Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
All Purpose Flour
grated cooked Potato
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Take flour and salt in a wide bowl or a plate and mix.
Add yogurt and mix well to bring the dough together.
Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes until the dough is very soft. Dough will be on the sticky side.
Let it rest for 30 minutes.
Meantime, boil 1 small to medium sized potato. Let the it cool, then peel and grate or mash the potato.
Season potato grate with crushed red chili flakes, salt and cilantro or parsley.
To this, add cheese, mix the filling, divide it into two parts and keep it aside.
Divide the dough into two parts.
Take one part of the dough, shape into a round disc, flour dust and roll the dough into a thin 10” circle. Roll it as thin as possible.
For semicircle gozleme, place ½ the potato filling on one side of the circle, bring the other end over the filling, making it a semicircle.
Seal the edges with oil and if necessary cut off the uneven edges with a pizza cutter or a knife to get a perfect semicircle. Brush the top with generous amount of oil.
To shape a rectangle gozleme, place ½ the filling in center of the circle, leaving about 2 ½’ at the edges.
Bring the two side edges over the filling, then the bottom and the top edges to make a rectangle packet.
Using oil, seal the edges and brush the top with generous amount of oil.
Heat a griddle, lift the gozleme and place the oil side facing down on the griddle.
Cook on medium flame until cooked, flip the gozleme and cook on the other side.
Once cooked on both sides, remove from the griddle, cut into wedges and serve as is or with some hot sauce or with a yogurt dip such as
Roll the dough as thin as possible.
Fillings can vary from potato, spinach, cooked minced meat, cheese, combination of any of these with or with out cheese or a combination of all.
Seasoning is as minimal as salt, crushed red pepper flakes and/or black pepper.