Lahmacun

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Lahmacun with salad from Turkish Cuisine

Lahmacun (Armenian: լահմաջուն lahmaǰun or լահմաջո lahmaǰo; Turkish: Lahmacun from Arabic: لحم عجين‎, laḥm ʿajīn, short for لحم بعجين‎, laḥm biʿajīn, "meat with dough") is a round, thin piece of dough topped with minced meat (most commonly beef and lamb) and minced vegetables and herbs including onions, tomatoes and parsley, then baked. Lahmacun is often served sprinkled with lemon juice and wrapped around vegetables, including pickles, tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, and roasted eggplant.[1] It is claimed that it is a Turkish dish, being referred to as "Turkish pizza".[2][3][4] Others claim that the dish is of Armenian origin and it is called Armenian pizza in the USA, Canada and South America.[5]

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  1. ^ Ghillie Basan (1997). Classic Turkish Cookery. Tauris Parke Books. p. 95. ISBN 1-86064-011-7. 
  2. ^ Allen Webb (2012). Teaching the Literature of Today's Middle East. Routledge. pp. 70–. ISBN 978-1-136-83714-2. 
  3. ^ Sally Butcher (2012). Veggiestan: A Vegetable Lover's Tour of the Middle East. Anova Books. pp. 128–. ISBN 978-1-909108-22-6. 
  4. ^ Jeff Hertzberg, M.D.; Zoë François (2011). Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day. St. Martin's Press. pp. 293–. ISBN 978-1-4299-9050-9. 
  5. ^ George Duran (3 July 2014). "Armenian Pizza (aka Lahmajoon)". foodnetwork.com.