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

Cook Time: 45
Servings: 10


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.




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.


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.


Press slightly on the top.


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.


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


Serve kotleti with your favorit side-dish.


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