Monday, September 2, 2013

Just Life | Persian Food #2 Persian Kotlet

Have you had Persian kotlets yet? 

If your answer is no, then you should be adventerous and try to make them.

When I was a kid, my grandmother used to make these delicious kotlets in her kitchen downstairs and as soon as we smelled it from our house on the second floor, me and my brother would rush to her kitchen to eat a couple.

Now a days, my daughter does the exact same thing whenever I cook them.

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 pound of ground beef (%80)
  • 1 medium onion 
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder (or grated fresh garlic)
  • 2 cups of bread crumbs
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cook and peel the potato. Grate the potato and add it to the ground beef.
  2. Grate the onion and add it to the ground beef. 
  3. Add the egg, salt, pepper, turmeric and garlic powder to the mix.
  4. Add 1/3 cup of bread crumbs to the mix. (This prevents the meat from falling apart when you start frying the kotlets)
Massage all the ingredients together. At the end, the mixture should have the consistency of a meatloaf.  

Pull the size of a lemon out of the mix, then flatten it into an oval shape. 

Cover both sides of your kotlet with a layer of bread crumb.

Add enough oil to a frying pan to cover the entire surface of the pan. Let the oil get hot before placing your kotlets in the frying pan.

Kotlets should sizzle when you put it in the pan. Don't flip it until one side is almost brown and crispy.

Kotlets should be crispy and brown on the outside and soft and mushy on the inside.

To drain the extra oil, put a paper towel on a plate and place the cooked kotlets on top of it.

At home, I usually serve it with a side of white rice and green salad. I hope you give this recipe a try.

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Signing off until next Monday- Panteha

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