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Potatoes shashlyk

Potatoes shashlykShashlyks or kebabs are a simple grilled entree that consists of alternating seasoned meat and vegetables on a skewer.

The kebab originated in Persia, where the traditional meat was lamb. Today, kebabs are seen with chicken, beef, goat and fishes. A variety of spice rubs and marinades add distinct flavors to the kebab. Azerbaijan has a rich variety of shashlyks, one of the most traditional of which is made with potatoes and sheep fat. Also potatoes shashlyk is sprinkled with various herbs and spices.

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Serves: 4


  • 350 g/14 oz potatoes
  • 50 g/2 oz sheep fat
  • 50 g/2 oz spring onions
  • a few sprigs of parsley
  • salt & pepper


  • Peel potatoes, cut into 45-50 gr pieces, blanch in hot salted water for 15-20 sec. Cut sheep fat into 15-20 gr cubes and string alternately with potatoes on a spit. Roast over charcoal. Sprinkle with herbs when serving.

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