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Ladies' Thighs (Kadin Budu)

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“These are tasty little croquettes - Turkish in origin. The recipe originally called for beyaz peynir which is a Turkish cheese so if you can find it in your area use this instead of the feta cheese. The croquettes can be shallow fried or for a healthier option baked in the oven. I have freezed them and reheated, they taste fine.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the meat, cooked rice, onion and cheese. Put this mixture through a meat grinder with a fine screen.
  2. Add herbs, and seasoning and 1 of the eggs. Knead lightly to form a smooth paste.
  3. Shape 1 heaped tablespoon of mixture and form into an egg shape. Beat 2nd egg and poor over the croquettes.
  4. If baking heat oven to 180C if baking the croquettes. Roll them into the flour and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  5. Alternatively shallow fry the croquettes, rolling in flour just before popping into the fry pan.
  6. Serve hot with salad or vegetables and some warm flat bread.

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