Imam Bayildi ( Knocked Out Priest) – Turkey

A recipe from “Berømte Retter” (Famous Dishes) published by Ernst G Mortensen in 1970

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In Context:
Tradition has it that this dish is named after an Imam (Islamic priest) who was a gourmet. He was so overwhelmed by the delicious aroma of this court, that he fainted. Evil tongues will, however, have it that it was not the lovely scent, but the strong smell of garlic that made the priest faint. Imam Bayildir are usually eaten cold with bread. It is a very refreshing on a hot summer day in Turkey, and probably also on a British or American Midsummer Days.


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