Monday, May 16, 2011

Russian Cutlet (authentic russian dish)

Russian Cutlet, known as “Kotleta” in Russian, is a pan-fried minced meat dish that contains onions, garlic and various herbs. It is definitely one of the most popular house dishes in Russia, served with side dishes such as mashed potatoes, fries, pasta, buckweat and barley.

1,5 lbs ground beef
4 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 large onion OR 2 small
2 cloves of garlic
1 eggs
2 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of black pepper
1,5 cup of oil to fry
Chop onion and garlic, place them in a large bowl, add your ground beef, egg, tomato paste, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, mix it all together very well.
Heat the skillet on medium-high heat, add oil, wait until heated. Portion the meat equal to a tennis ball and shape a nice patty out of it. Place on the skillet until the skillet is full with the first batch.
Turn over once the bottom side is nicely brown and cover your skillet with the lid. Fry until the other side is brown. Do not forget that you are using relatively high heat.
I usually have some mashed potatoes, barley and buckwheat and a salad as sides for cutlets. Pickled vegetables will do too!!!

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