Kotlet - Persian Meat Patties

These Iranian meat patties کتلت kotlet are very tasty warm or cold. They make great picnic or party food. Serve with pickles, salad and warm flat bread for lunch or dinner.

Kotlet - Persian Meat Patties

Serves 4-6

1 pound ground meat (lamb or beef)
2 large potatoes, cooked, peeled and grated
1 large onion, finely grated
1 large garlic clove, minced
2-3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
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, potato, garlic, eggs, turmeric, salt and pepper and mix well by hand.
  2. Take a handful of the mixture, flatten into an oval or a round shape.
  3. Cover both sides of each kotlet in dried breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat 3-4 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 cold with sliced tomatoes, onions, sabzi khordan , pickles, olives 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.