Russian Kotletki. This recipe for Russian mini hamburgers or kotletki is a popular fast-food dish that is eaten for lunch and dinner. In Poland, these are called kotleciki (kawt-let-SEE-kee), which are miniature versions of kotlety. I ground some chicken thigh in the foodprocessor.
A good use for leftover chicken if you have a meat grinder. Kotleti to kids in Russia, are like chicken nuggets to kids in US. Anytime we come across a Russian cafe, we always end up ordering kotleti. You can have Russian Kotletki using 8 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Russian Kotletki
- It’s 1 lb of ground chicken.
- It’s 1/2 tbsp of olive oil.
- Prepare 1 tbsp of sour cream.
- Prepare 1 tbsp of onion powder.
- Prepare 1 tbsp of garlic powder.
- You need 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese grated.
- Prepare 4 tbsp of Italian bread crumbs.
- It’s 1 of large egg.
Some of the best ones I've tried were at Brighton Beach, New York. These kotleti are moist, flavored perfectly, using a few, simple ingredients. I use half beef (or substitute ground turkey for the beef) and make a paste out of white bread and milk that I add to the meat along with the other seasonings instead of water. Here is my rendition, from what I remember when cooking with Grandma, as she never wrote the recipe down.
Russian Kotletki instructions
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl..
- Form into smallish patties and cook on each side for a few minutes over medium high heat..
- Once brown on both sides, put a lid on and cook for a few minutes on low..
- Serve hot..
The meat mixture will be very soft; much softer than a regular kotleti mixture. Every Russian family eats Kotleti Meat Patties (Котлеты), which are everyone's childhood favorite. I always remember my mum making this recipe, which was a great after school snack. They are like a cross between meatballs, hamburgers and rissoles. By definition, Kotleti Meat Patties are described as pan-fried minced meat croquettes.