Russian Style Meat Patties (Kotleti)
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by Olga, on September 23, 2013

Cook Time: 45
Servings: 10

Ingredients:

1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pounds ground poultry (chicken or turkey)
1/2 pounds ground pork
1 big onion, chopped
3 slices of white bread, presoaked in 1 cup of water
1 table spoon mayonaise
1 tea spoon salt
1/4 tea spoon black pepper
1/2 cup or olive oil

Meat patties are very popular dish in Russia, called “Kotleti”.
I make them from three different ground meats: beef, pork and poultry.
This recipe requires some white bread presoaked in water.

 

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Presoak 3 slices of white bread in 1 cups of water.
The bread amount is equal to 1/3 of amount of the meat you use.

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In a big bowl mix together all three meats, add chopped onion, salt, pepper, mayonnaise.
Squeeze water from the bread and add bread to the meats. Mix until well blended.

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With wet hands form little balls in oval shape from the mixture.
Cover each with bread crumbs or flour.

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Press slightly on the top.

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Heat the frying pan on medium. Add 3 table spoons of  oil.
Place meat patties in the pan when oil is hot enough.
Cook on one side for about 4-5 min, or until they golden brown at the bottom.

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Turn over to the other side,  cover with the lid and cook for another 4-5 min.
Repeat with all the remaning meat mixture.

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Serve kotleti with your favorit side-dish.

 

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