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Kofte in Pita Pockets

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“This is a Turkish sandwich based on a recipe from Carole Handslip's book, Step-by-Step 50 Great Sandwiches. When I make my own pita bread to go with them, I give this 5 stars! Serve with a minted yogurt sauce, such as Turkish Cacik, #36126.”

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Soak the bread in water for 5 minutes, then squeeze dry and add to the next 7 ingredients. Mix until thoroughly blended and malleable. Shape into small balls the size of a walnut, using dampened hands so that the mixture does not stick. Lightly coat in flour.
  3. Shallow-fry for about 6 minutes, turning frequently, until golden brown.
  4. Warm the pita bread in the oven for a few minutes until puffed up, then cut a thin strip off one side of each pita to make a pocket.
  5. Fill pita with onion rings, tomato wedges, and a few Kofte.

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