Persian Meat Kotlet (Meat Cutlet)

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Persian Meat Kotlet, very simply, can be described as delicious bites of heaven! Made from minced lamb, eggs, onions, potatoes, and a mix of spices, you can serve them to family and friends and get ready to receive nothing but compliments!

These kotlets are definitely one of the most classic dishes regularly made in any Iranian home.


A delicious starter, side and main course!

Enjoy your Persian meat kotlets with chunks of white cheese along with home made chips, bread, and lots of salads.
The perfect plate to complete your table!

How to best serve your meat kotlets?

In Iran or any Iranian household, the meat kotlets are usually served alongside medium cut chips or French fries, but, the trick is that they have to be homemade and deep fried to get that added flavour you won’t find elsewhere.

You will also need some freshly baked bread from your local bakery and lots of salads, or fresh herbs!

Some like to enjoy their kotlets with chunks of white cheese along with the other sides mentioned above, while others, like to enjoy their kotlets as a sandwich, perfect for family picnics or long road trips. A dish that doubles up as a main course and the perfect, easy to prepare, picnic snack is just what anyone needs, right!?

What you need to know about Persian meat kotlets

To me, this dish is always a perfect one for Ramadan!

Whether you choose to have it alone, then its a great low carb option, or you choose to have it alongside rice or bread, either way will feel like you’re having pan fried kebabs, and who doesn’t like that?

This Persian meat kotlet recipe is also a perfect one to meal prep. It can be kept in the fridge for several days or even store in your freezer ready for your next meal.


Soft on the inside, crunchy on the out!

Soft on the inside but crunchy and satisfying on the outside, the perfect snack for your family.
Oh so satisfying!

What ingredients do you need?

  • Minced Lamb
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive Oil

step by step

Using a hand grater, peel and grate the onion, potatoes and garlic. You can use a food processor to do this but a hand grater gives the most authentic consistency and doesn’t completely puree like a food processor does.

Knead the minced meat as well as the seasoning with the grated mixture until well combined.

Heat a medium pan with oil. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the kotlet mixture into a ball, elongate and then flatten to make them look oval. The kotlets should only be about 1cm in thickness and about 5cm in length.

Fry on one side until dark brown and crispy and then turn to the other side to fry.

Serve with fresh bread, herbs, salad, cheese, ketchup and mayonnaise.

Enjoy!


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bake meat kotlets?

Traditionally, Persian meat kotlets are fried in a pan but you can bake them in the oven as well, they turn out just as well.

The outside of my kotlets are done but the inside is still raw?

The could be because of the heat, if the heat is too high, the kotlets will cook on the outside but the inside will remain raw.

How can I store the meat kotlets?

You can store leftovers in an airtight container where they can stay in the fridge for up to 3 days.


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Persian Meat Kotlet (Meat Cutlet)

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Using a hand grater, peel and grate the onion, potatoes and garlic. You can use a food processor to do this but a hand grater gives the most authentic consistency and doesn't completely puree like a food processor does.

  2. Knead the minced meat as well as the seasoning with the grated mixture until well combined.

  3. Heat a medium pan with oil. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the kotlet mixture into a ball, elongate and then flatten to make them look oval. The kotlets should only be about 1cm in thickness and about 5cm in length.

  4. This step is optional - have a tablespoon of breadcrumbs in a plate, very lightly coat each side of the kotlets in the crumbs before frying.

  5. Fry on one side until dark brown and crispy and then turn to the other side to fry.

  6. Serve with fresh bread, herbs, salad, cheese, ketchup and mayonnaise.

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

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