Offal, better known in Turkish as 'sakatalar' (sah-kah-TAHT'-lar), are the edible parts of the animal, usually beef or lamb, aside from the meat itself. As in many Eastern European and Middle Eastern cuisines, Turkish chefs have used variety meats such as liver, kidney, heart, spleen, tongue, and brain since before Ottoman times.
Feet and heads of animals are often used for stewing or roasting. Many varieties of meats are prized for their high nutritional value and are considered delicacies. Some, like liver, tripe and 'kelle' are popular Turkish street foods. Here are the recipes for some of Turkish cuisine's best-known 'sakatatlar.'
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In Turkish, the name of this dish is 'Arnavut ci?eri,' which means 'Albanian' liver. It's a popular dish served in taverna-style restaurants all around Istanbul. Wherever it may have originated, it's delicious. If you don't like liver, this dish is sure to change your mind.