Recipe – Cotlet

Mimi’s Tip *
Cotlet is a great complimentary side dish and makes a delicious sandwich the day after : ) 

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STUFF:

Staples: Oil, Salt & Pepper, 1 Egg, 1 Onion, Bread Crumbs 1 box
Spices: Saffron (tea spoon), Cinnamon (1 spoon)
Meat: Ground Beef 1.5lb (Alternative: Turkey, Tuna, Chicken)
Veggies: 5 Long Brown-skinned Potatoes
Garnish: Fresh parsley, Jar of Small Pickles, Box of Cherry Tomatoes

DIY:

Makes about 20 patties
Takes about 1.5 hours of prep and cooking time

 

Preparing the Mix

1. Peel and grate one onion in a mixing bowl

2. Peel the skin off 5 potatoes and boil them in water. When they are cooked drain them and let them cool. Once they are cool grate the potatoes in the large mixing bowl with the onions

3. Add the 1.5lb of ground meat

4. Add about 3 spoons of bread crumbs to the mix

5. Crack one egg and add it to the mix 

6. Add salt & pepper, a tea spoon of saffron water and a dash or two of cinnamon to the mix

7. Use your hands to mix everything together in the mixing bowl. Don’t be shy when you’re mixing get right in there!

8. Take a towel and make it wet. Squeeze all the water out of it so that it is just damp. lay the towel over the mixing bowl and let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes in the fridge. This will help all the flavors mix together nicely.

 

Cooking the Cotlet

Before you start frying there’s some minor prep. 

1. Get your mix from the fridge and grab a chunk at a time making balls and then squashing and patting your hands together to make hand-shaped patties. There should be enough to make about 20 patties depending on your hand size! 

2. Take a chopping board and layout a generous portion of bread crumbs. You’re going to use as batter for the patties

3. Take a plate and lay 3 or 4 paper towels on it. Leave this beside your frying pan on the side counter. You’ll use this to soak up all the grease. Also have your serving dish handy there too so you can move the patties when they are done.

4. Now you’re ready to fry! Find a large frying pan, turn up the heat and get the oil ready for frying.

5. Fry as many patties in the pan that can comfortably fit in your pan. Don’t squash them together! Fry one side for a few minutes until golden brown and then flip it over. Caution on the oil…it tends to pop and catch you when you least expect it!

6. Once both sides are golden brown move it carefully to the plate with the paper towels to soak up the grease

7. Lay all the finished patties on a beautiful serving tray and garnish with small pickles, cherry tomatoes and/or fresh parsley and you’re done!

Noosh e Jan! 

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