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Anchovy Burger

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Anchovy Burger (Hamsi Köftesi)

Anchovy- -1 kg
Bread (stale)3 thin slices90 gr
Cornflour1 cup110 gr
Egg1 piece50 gr
Salt1 1/2 teaspoon9 gr
Black Pepper1 teaspoon2 gr
Allspice1/2 teaspoon1 gr
Parsley 1 1/2 bunch90 gr
Oil (absorbed during frying)2 tablespoon20 gr


Clean anchovies (remove entrails, heads and backbones). Rinse and drain. Chop finely. Soak bread slices in tap water for a few minutes. Squeeze and dry. Combine fish, bread, half of cornmeal, blending well. Add egg and chopped parsley. Season with salt and spices. Mix throughly. Shape into egg sized oval patties. Coat with remaining cornmeal. Pan fry in oil on both sides in a non-stick pan until golden brown. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy319 cal
Protein28,3 g
Fat13 g
Carbohydrates21,4 g
Calcium34 mg
Iron3,53 mg
Phosphorus371 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium738 mg
Vitamin A807 iu
Thiamine0,09 mg
Riboflavin0,06 mg
Niacin0,57 mg
Vitamin C6 mg
Cholesterol117 mg

Regional Characteristics:

A Black Sea Region dish. Instead of anchovies it can be also made by any kind of fısh bones which are removable. It is garnished with lemon wedges and served with vegetable salad.  Dry bread srumbs can be used insted of stale soaked bread slices.