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Caramelized Onion Gözleme Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup melted butter

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large skillet
- Rolling pin
- Pastry brush

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
3. Add the brown sugar, parsley, dill, cumin, coriander, and turmeric and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are caramelized, about 10 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and set aside.
5. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt.
6. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the warm water, yogurt, and melted butter.
7. Stir until a dough forms.
8. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
9. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
10. Roll each piece of dough out into a thin circle, about 8 inches in diameter.
11. Place 1/4 cup of the caramelized onion mixture in the center of each circle.
12. Fold the dough over the filling to form a half-moon shape and press the edges together to seal.
13. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
14. Brush each Gözleme with melted butter and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes per side.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Temperature: Medium heat
Serving Size: 8 Gözleme

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 250
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Olive oil can be substituted with vegetable oil.
- Fresh parsley and dill can be substituted with 1 teaspoon of dried herbs.
- Plain yogurt can be substituted with Greek yogurt.

- Add other vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, or zucchini to the filling.
- Use different types of cheese such as feta or mozzarella in the filling.
- Add spices such as chili powder or cayenne pepper to the filling for a spicy version.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to roll out the dough as thin as possible for a crisp Gözleme.
- Use a pastry brush to brush the Gözleme with melted butter for a golden brown and crisp finish.

Storage Instructions:
Gözleme can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Gözleme can be reheated in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Gözleme can be served with a dollop of plain yogurt, a sprinkle of fresh herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Fresh herbs, plain yogurt, and olive oil.

Gözleme pairs well with a side salad or a bowl of soup.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Greek salad
- Roasted vegetables
- Lentil soup

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the Gözleme is not browning, increase the heat slightly.
- If the Gözleme is sticking to the skillet, add a bit more butter.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to store Gözleme in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Make sure to reheat Gözleme thoroughly before serving.

Food History:
Gözleme is a traditional Turkish flatbread that is filled with a variety of savory fillings. It is believed to have originated in the Anatolian region of Turkey.

Flavor Profiles:
Gözleme has a savory and slightly sweet flavor from the caramelized onions and herbs.

Serving Suggestions:
Gözleme can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer.

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Region: Turkish

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Sweet, Earthy, Caramelized