Amazing Kuymak Recipe – Make Turkish Food At Home
As I promised, here is one amazing recipe for kuymak, a dish very popular in Black Sea Region of Turkey. It is very easy to make this Turkish food at home with few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Recently I went with my husband and son for a road-trip along Black Sea Region, all the way to the Georgia-Turkish border, then on the way back we traveled through Kars, Erzurum and Sivas. It was an amazing trip, where I got introduced to this amazing dish called kuymak.
The Black Sea region is not only famous for it’s tea production, but also for corn production, so if you ever have the opportunity here in Turkey to choose where from your corn meal will come, choose Black Sea’s corn. It is the best and tastiest, for sure!
My first kuymak
My first kuymak was made by one amazing Turkish woman in a village near Trabzon. I can still feel the smell of the kitchen in the morning, where she was preparing breakfast for us.
Actually, similar dish was prepared for us in the Erzurum region (where they call it “mıhlama”), so there are several versions of this dish, but I’m going for the Trabzon one! 🙂
In Turkey, they would usually make much bigger amounts than what is described down in the recipe, but usually we don’t have to feed 10 people at a time, so I adjusted the recipe for 4 larger servings.
You will now see how easy it is to make Turkish food at home.
Kuymak – Cheesy Cornmeal
- 2,5-3 cups of water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup Trabzon string cheese* or Kaşar peyniri (if you are not in Turkey, or can’t find these cheese, use Cheddar or Oaxaca cheese)
1. Melt butter in a skillet, add cornmeal and fry it for a bit on a medium heat. Stir well and frequently, so it doesn’t burn.
2. Add water and continue to stir frequently, break any clumps that might appear. Stir until it reaches a thick consistency.
3. Add cheese and stir until all melts.
4. Serve hot**
*You can use also mozzarella cheese or try the recipe with other cheeses. I would usually use just plain cheddar cheese or really any cheese that melts well.
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Happy cooking! 🙂
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