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POULTRY DISHES

If you happen to stay overnight in a Turkish village you will wake up atmeat food giude poultry chicken dawntime by the scream of a cock instead of artificial buzzling of alarm clocks. You will see hens, cocks and children running to and fro in the courtyard. Fresh eggs straight from the hen house are eaten at breakfast. 

Almost every household in villages feeds hens and cocks, guests are served poultry dishes. Amongst poultry, chicken is the one most widely and frequently consumed. However hit of the new year night is the turkey roasted with a stuffing of rice and chestnuts. Goose, quail and duck is also seen rarely in regional cuisines. Harmonious chicken is used in almost every kind of dish. It is used in casserole dishes as in chicken and okra casserole, vegetable casserole; or as fried, grilled. In addition, it is in soups (chicken soup vermicelli), boreks, pilafs and incredibly in desserts. Circassian chicken made of chicken tom in tiny pieces and a walnutty sauce and chicken stuffed with rice and pistachios are the two examples deserving special attention. Mentioing a dessert made of chicken, we shall define the process; chicken breast beaten for a long time is added into a milk pudding and served with cinnamon to be called "tavukgogsu" meaning breast of chicken.

 

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