Alinazik (Turkish meat and eggplant)
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First of all, cut the eggplants a few times with the tip of a knife and grill them in the oven or on a cast iron pan.
- 2 eggplants
Let them cool and peel them.
- 200 g Minced lamb Or ground beef
- ½ Large onion
- 2 tbsp Chopped parsley(separated)
While the eggplants are cooking, chop onion and add it to the minced lamb. Add salt and pepper and 2 tbsp of chopped parsley. Mix them and put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Mash the eggplants.
- ½ Cup thick yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic
- Salt and pepper for taste
Finely grate the garlic and add it to the eggplant with salt, pepper and yogurt. Set aside. I used Greek yogurt.
- Oil for frying
Shape the meat into walnut-sized meatballs and fry them with 1 tbsp oil.
- 1 tbsp Butter
- ½ tsp Alpine (pul biber) pepper
Melt the butter in a small pan, fry the alpine pepper(or paprika) powder for ten seconds and turn off.
Now spread the eggplant mixture in a serving dish. Pour the butter and pepper all over it.
Then we arrange the meatballs and sprinkle the rest of chopped parsley. Enjoy it!
Enjoy your meal!