Turkish Keftikas for #SundaySupper
  • 3 eggs beaten ( 1 for mixture, 2 for coating)
  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 2-3 large leeks sliced in half moon shapes and washed well
  • 1 cup flour for dusting
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Lemon optional
  1. If you haven't already, cut leeks in half and then in half moon shapes. This will help get all the dirt out in between the layers. Wash in a bowl full of cold water and then remove the leeks.
  2. In a separate pot, boil leeks for about 5 minutes until they begin to soften. Drain and dry very well.
  3. In a wide and deep skillet, heat oil to about 350 degrees or until oil sizzles when something is dropped in. Oil should be about 1/4-1/2in deep.
  4. In a clean bowl, add the chopped sirloin, leeks, 1 beaten egg, salt and pepper. Mix until well incorporated.
  5. Create a dredging station, 1 bowl with flour and 1 bowl with the remaining 2 eggs
  6. Form the mixture into patties about the size of a small palm-size. Dredge in flour, egg, flour. (It will be messy).
  7. Then pan fry in oil until golden brown on each side, 3-5 minutes.
  8. When keftikas are done, place on paper-towel lined plates and sprinkle with kosher salt.