Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Persian Kotlety


One of our favorites growing up were Kotlety. We used to call them Russian hamburgers. A recipe for a more Russian version of these is in our cookbook but I wanted to share this recipe that has a Persian twist.
Ingredients:
1 lb. of ground meat
1 cup grated onion
1 egg
1 slice bread soaked in milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1-2 cups fine bread crumbs or Panko breadcrumbs
2 tbsp. butter and 2 tbsp. olive oil for sauteing the patties
Put first 9 ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Form patties with this mixture. You can choose round or oval. Roll the patties in bread crumbs and saute them in butter and olive oil flipping half way through the cooking process till they are cooked through. Serve with your favorite sides. I used panko this time instead of fine bread crumbs and I liked the result.

I served them with my mother’s rice and a salad but the cutlet would pair nicely with potatoes in any form. My mother always formed the patties in this oval shape. These are also great cold in a sandwich form.

12 comments:

  1. These sound really delicious and I have everything to make them! I'm not a huge fan of oregano. Is there another herb that might make a suitable substitute?

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  2. gorgeous photo of what a little manual labor and heat will do! I am enjoying your book, ladies; a super great project sharing comfort favorites, etc.

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  3. I am intrigued by the cinnamon with the other seasonings. I LOVE to use panko crumbs...they add a fun crunch.

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  4. I definitely want to try this recipe. Have you ever used ground turkey?

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  5. The cinnamon gives an interesting twist to Kotletten. I too enjoy using the Panko crumbs.

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  6. these look amazing .never thought of cin. in a hamburger. will try it. love your blog also

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  7. Trish,
    You could probably just omit it altogether and throw in fresh chopped parsley?

    Bookie,
    We've used a turkey-ground lamb combo but never just turkey. Turkey can tend to be dry but if you don't mind that go for it!

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  8. Mmmm - yummy, will give this a try. I forgot to tell you. I did make your slow-cooked salsa chicken into a Mexican casserole. It was a HIT!

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    your site is still on MAY 11. HOPE THINGS ARE OK????

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  11. They look delicious! We also add turmeric, parsley and boil some potatoes which we grate into the mix. The potatoes give them a really nice soft texture. Have you tried adding cinnamon and turmeric to meat sauce? Very good! I love your blog. I'm just browsing around and pinning some of your recipes.

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  12. Thanks Jennifer,
    Those are all great ideas for the kotlety!

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