Kotleti Recipe (Russian Meat Patties)

by Alyona's Cooking
Kotleti-Croquettes Recipe (Котлеты)

A kotleti recipe (Russian Meat Patties) is a staple in a Ukrainian home. They’re fried meat patties that can be enjoyed with just bread!

What is Kotleti?

Kotleti aka Croquettes are a very common meat dish in the Slavic culture. There are so many variations of tasty Croquettes but the general key ingredients are the same – seasoned ground meat with soaked bread most of the time.

I wanted to share this version of kotleti as the Ritz crackers makes such a wonderful substitute for bread that is usually called for in most recipes.

So if you don’t have bread on hand you know what to substitute now.☺️ No worries you will not taste the crackers in the patties once they are slightly fried or should I say seared and steamed in the oven. I highly recommend steaming them for extra juiciness. And of course thanks to my mother, who is a fantastic cook, and passed this approved and tested recipe down to me. I hope it becomes your instant favorite like it is mine.?

 

Kotleti-Croquettes Recipe (Котлеты)

Ingredients for Kotleti-Croquettes Recipe:

Note: I used half ground pork and half ground beef. (I know I left out the milk and breadcrumbs from the ingredients photo, sorry but it will be on the instructions. ?

Kotleti-Croquettes Recipe (Котлеты)

 

How to make Kotleti-Croquettes Recipe (Котлеты):

To begin, place one and a half packs of crackers in a medium size bowl and add milk. Crush crackers until mushy and puree like consistency.

 

Kotleti-Croquettes Recipe (Котлеты)

 

After that, clean the onion but DO NOT remove the core; otherwise it will be very hard to grate without the onion falling apart. I usually just slice the top of the onion off and peel. Then, mince garlic or crush add to meat mixture.

Farther more, combine all ingredients (seasoning, crumbs, garlic and grated onions) and form into about 2 inch balls. Flatten slightly and toss in 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs. Sear patties over medium high heat on each side until golden. Finally, place patties in a Pyrex dish or any shallow baking dish and cover and bake @350 degree for 20 minutes.

 

Kotleti-Croquettes Recipe (Котлеты)

 

Feel free to turn off oven last 5 min of baking and let them steam then remove from oven after 20 min.

 

Kotleti-Croquettes Recipe (Котлеты)

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Kotleti Recipe (Russian Meat Patties)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 13 People
Calories: 468kcal
A kotleti recipe is a staple in a Ukrainian home. They're fried meat patties that can be enjoyed with just bread! 
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs pork Ground
  • 1 1/2 lbs beef you may use any ground meat you prefer
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 Pack ritz crackers one whole package and then half
  • 1 onion Grated
  • 10 garlic cloves Crushed
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3/4 tbsp salt just a little less than 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable oil For frying

Instructions

  • To begin, place one and a half packs of crackers in a medium size bowl and add milk. Crush crackers until mushy and puree like consistency.
  • After that, clean the onion but DO NOT remove the core; otherwise it will be very hard to grate without the onion falling apart. I usually just slice the top of the onion off and peel. Then, mince garlic or crush add to meat mixture.
  • Farther more, combine all ingredients (seasoning, crumbs, garlic and grated onions) and form into about 2 inch balls. Flatten slightly and toss in 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs. Preheat skillet to medium-high heat and sear patties until golden brown on each side.
  • Finally, place patties in a Pyrex dish or any shallow baking dish and cover and bake @350 degree for 20 minutes.
  • Feel free to turn off oven last 5 min of baking and let them steam then remove from oven after 20 min.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 376mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2.9mg
Nutrition Facts
Kotleti Recipe (Russian Meat Patties)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 735mg32%
Potassium 376mg11%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 comments

Tania August 20, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Looks so delicious!! I’m going to use this recipe. Great job

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alyonamade August 21, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Thank you Tania! Let me know how they came out I would love to know!

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