İskender kebap

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İskender kebab
Iskender Kebap in Ankara.jpg
İskender kebap from Ankara, Turkey
Alternative namesUludağ kebab
Bursa kebab
CourseMain dish (döner kebab) + appetizer (yoghurt)
Place of originOttoman Empire
Region or stateBursa
Created byİskender Efendi
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsthinly cut grilled lamb, tomato sauce, pita bread, melted sheep butter and yogurt
Food energy
(per serving)
800—1000 kcal

İskender kebap is a Turkish dish that consists of sliced döner kebab meat topped with hot tomato sauce over pieces of pita bread (sometimes croutons) and generously slathered with melted special sheep's milk butter and yogurt. It can be prepared from thinly and carefully cut grilled lamb or chicken. Tomato sauce and melted butter are generally poured over the dish live at the table, for the customer's amusement.

It is one of the most popular dishes of Turkey. It takes its name from its inventor, İskender Efendi, who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century Ottoman Empire.[1][2]

"Kebapçı İskender" is trademarked by the İskenderoğlu family, who still run the restaurant in Bursa.[3][4] This dish is available in many restaurants throughout the country mostly under the name "İskender kebap", "Bursa kebabı", or at times with an alternative one made up by the serving restaurant such as "Uludağ kebabı".

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  1. ^ "Iskender kebap, Bursa kebab - Istanbul, Turkey - Local Food Guide".
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  3. ^ İskenderoğlu, Yavuz. "Become a brand". Kebapçı İskender. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  4. ^ "Trademark Registration". Kebapçı İskender. Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2008-08-10.

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