Easy Kumpir (Jacket Potato) Recipe
Kumpir or kompir is the name given to potatoes in my hometown. Although it is a word that is generally preferred by the elderly, it has not been used yet. It is thought that it was derived from the word "grundbirne", which means potato in German, and entered our country during the migrations over the Balkans and spread to Anatolia from there.
In different regions, it has taken the forms of "kumpir, gumpir, kumpil, gompil, hompur, humpur, kübül, guüpür" by changing it to fit the dialect of the people best. I think the word that best supports the theory that the word derives from German is the word "Alamangumpili" used by the people of Afyon.
Potatoes entered our country from different country borders at the beginning of the 19th century. For this reason, the pronunciation in the regions also reflects the pronunciation in the countries where it is taken. In Thrace and other provinces that have migrated through this road, the word is said as kumpir and its derivatives, which I have mentioned above, since the word was taken from Bulgaria.
In the Black Sea, the words kartol, kartop, karton, garduf, kardoğ, etc., which are derived from the word cartofel, are used because it was taken from Russia. In the regions that take the word from the Caucasus, patata, patalak, pitana, pata, etc., which is derived from the word patat. words are used. There is no limit to the words used other than those I have mentioned. Potato is perhaps the food with the most diverse pronunciation in our country.
The entry of kumpir in our country as we know it today coincides with a much later date, in 1991. It is stated in various sources that the potato cooked in aluminum foil in Yugoslavia is obtained by combining it with various salads and sauces and is called "krumpir".
Mr. The protagonist of the Kumpir's adventure that started in Turkey, which has made its name known to the world with the brand "Mr Kumpur", is an entrepreneur from Erzurum named Halit Kesemen.
However, Halit Bey introduced kumpir into our lives, which is produced in industrial ovens and can only be eaten in restaurants and cafes. Now, with this recipe, I intend to bring the kumpir to the houses. This recipe, which can be prepared in a very short time if your cucumber ingredients are ready, can be eaten as a snack on days when you are too lazy to cook and eat, or you can serve it to your guests as a salad.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 5 medium potatoes,
- 1 tablespoon of butter,
- 1 cup of grated gouda / cheddar / swiss cheese,
- Pepperoni / Ham / or any deli you like,
- 1/2 cup cooked (frozen) peas,
- 1/2 boiled carrots (cut into small cubes),
- 1/2 cup cooked (frozen) corn.
- Boil the potatoes,
- Drain and mash them while still hot,
- Stir in the butter, salt and cheese,
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking dish,
- Cut your pepperoni (or whatever meat you are using) into small cubes and fry in a little oil,
- Then mix the meat with peas, carrots and corn, then spread the mixture evenly over the potato layer,
- Slice and serve.