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Karniyarik from Turky

Karniyarik is a traditional Turkish recipe for stuffed aubergines and means "slashed belly". The tasty minced meat filling is not at all martial. Add rice or flat bread - a poem!

Ingredients

  • 250 g minced meat (beef or beef + lamb)
  • 4 m. large aubergine(s)
  • 1 tin of tomato(s) (pizza tomatoes), 400 g
  • 4 peppers, green, mild, possibly 1 hot
  • 2 garlic clove(s), finely chopped
  • 1 m. large onion(s), finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • ½ Bunch of parsley, smooth, finely chopped
  • 100 ml water
  • salt and pepper, pepper
  • Oil, for frying

Directions

For the filling

Fry the minced meat in a little oil, not too hot. Add the onion, pepperoni and garlic and sauté briefly. Now add the pizza tomatoes, water and tomato paste. Add salt and pepper, mix everything well and let it simmer in the closed pot for about 10 minutes. (Consistency must be like a Bolognese. Rather less liquid.) If the filling is too liquid, let it cook for a short time with the lid open so that the liquid evaporates. Finally add the parsley and put the filling aside.

Aubergines

Heat about 1 l of oil in a saucepan and fry the aubergines for two minutes each. Put them on kitchen paper and let them cool down a little. The aubergines must be fried whole. (You can also cut them in half lengthwise and then deep-fry them, but they will absorb too much fat)
When deep-frying as a whole, there is a risk that the aubergines will burst open. To prevent this, the following tips:
  • Do not heat the oil too much (so that the aubergines sizzle easily)
  • Make a few holes in the aubergines beforehand
  • If they become too bulging during frying, remove them for a short time and then put them back into the frying fat.
Cut the aubergines lengthwise and open them. Put them on a baking tray, salt them lightly and spread the filling on the aubergines. If desired, whole cloves of garlic can now be put into the filling. Fill the tray with water until the bottom is just covered.
Put it in the oven at 200 to 220°C until it is lightly browned. (According to experience approx. 30 min.)
Goes well with rice or crispy flatbread warmed up in the oven.

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