Turkish style stuffed baked potatoes called kumpir. We top these with Turkish foods like bulgur salad, dill pickles, Russian salad, red cabbage, sweet corn and olives.
For the potatoes:
4 large potatoes
4 tablespoon butter
1 cup mozzarella, grated
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup Russian salad (please look at the notes below)
½ cup bulgur salad kısır
½ cup chopped red cabbage, chopped and massaged with salt and lemon
5 dill pickles, chopped
4 tablespoon corn
1 tablespoon black olives, chopped
1 tablespoon green olives, chopped
When fluffing the potato to make the cheesy filling, the potatoes need to be as hot as you can touch. This way the butter and cheese will melt quickly and create a perfectly smooth and creamy inside.
You can also make use of tongs or rubber washing gloves to handle the hot potato much easier.
A note on Russian salad: This is a Turkish style of Olivier salad from Russian cuisine and called Rus Salatasi in Turkey. It is a mixture of diced and boiled potatoes and carrots, sliced dill pickles and boiled peas and mayonnaise. Unlike the original Russian olivier salad, It doesn’t contain any meat or eggs.
To make this kumpir recipe completely vegan, all you have to do is replace the butter and cheese with vegan alternatives.
If you aren’t a big fan of potatoes, you can try using sweet potatoes or orange potatoes instead. They are a healthier substitute and can be used in exactly the same way.
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