December 09, 2008

Kotlet - Persian Meat Patties

Persian Meat Patties

Traditional Iranian کتلت kotlets are a quick and delicious recipe to make. These pan fried meat patties are very flavorful and easy to prepare. Kotlets are great for family lunch or dinner and picnics. 
Iranian Meat Patties

Kotlet - Persian Meat Patties

Serves 6-8

1 1/2 pounds ground meat (lamb or beef)
2 large potatoes, cooked, peeled and grated
1 large onion, grated
2-3 large eggs, lightly whisked
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
A pinch of red pepper *optional
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
Oil for frying

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the ground beef, onion, potatoes, eggs, turmeric, salt, pepper and a pinch of red pepper, mix well by hand.
  2. Take a handful of the mixture, flatten into an oval or a round shape, dip in dried breadcrumbs, making sure to cover both sides, then shake of the excess.
  3. Heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry the patties in hot oil, until brown on both sides.                      
 Serve warm or at room temperature with salad shirazi, sabzi khordan , pickles, mast o khiar and warm bread.



  1. hi there, quick question...what do you mean by grind? Put in food processor? Shred or grate? Also, do you add the juice rendered by the onion?

  2. I have tried with grind nucookedpotatoes,it is also very good ,beside it doesn,t break as easily as with cooked potatoes.

  3. Recently I find out that I can bake kotlets in the oven on a slightly greased baking sheet. No frying! They come out moist and tasty, about 30-40 minutes in the oven, I turned them once in the middle.