Kumpir (Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe – Turkey Special
This Turkish kumpir recipe is a must-try! Kumpir is a popular street food made with creamy baked potatoes topped with a variety of delicious toppings. This recipe is a close replica of what you can find in the streets of Istanbul and you can enjoy it at home using my easy instructions.
- Prep Time20 min
- Cook Time1 hr
- Total Time1 hr 20 min
Kumpir (Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes) Ingredients :
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil optional
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1 cup canned corn
- 1 ½ cup Kisir Turkish bulgur salad
- 2 hotdogs Sliced and seared in a bit of olive oil
- ? cup green olives or black olives or a mix
- 1 cup Russian salad Olivier salad
- ? cup pickled red cabbage
- tbsp ezme
- ½ cup dill pickles diced
How to Make Kumpir (Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and dry the potatoes, poke them a few times with a fork and rub with some olive oil (is using) and salt.
Wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil and bake them for 45 minutes to 1 hour until their internal temperature registers at 210 degrees. The potatoes are ready when you can easily insert a knife in them.
Let the potatoes cool for 5 minutes, then unwrap them and slice them open using a knife. Make sure they are intact on one side. Fluff them a bit using a fork.
Divide the butter and cheese between the potatoes and fluff againa untilmooth and creamy.
Top with your favorite topping and finish with ketchup and mayonnaise if desired.