I wrote the post – Kotlety mielone quite a while back.
Kotlety is the Polish word for cutlets or chops however mielone means minced – so kotlety mielone are what in the USA are called meat patties or now in England as burgers.
These are a variation on the theme as I used English sausage meat rather than minced pork.
- 400g minced beef
- 250g of premium sausage meat (English style)
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 slice of white bread or bread roll, left for half an hour in a bowl with a little milk – do not use the excess milk just the wet slightly squeezed bread
- 1 onion finely chopped and fried till golden brown and left to cool.
- 1 teaspoon of Italian herbs or similar
- Ground black pepper
- Dried breadcrumbs – home made – see Breadcrumbs – Bułka tarta
- Sunflower oil for frying
- In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together except for the dried breadcrumbs, it is best to do this using both hands, making sure that all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- If the mixture seems too wet then add a tablespoon full of dried breadcrumbs and mix this in.
- Pour some dried breadcrumbs onto a large plate or board.
- Try to make each one the same size, take a handful of the mixture and press it between your hands to make a flattened circle and then place this in the dried breadcrumbs and turn it over to cover both sides and edges.
- Once coated place them on a tray dusted with breadcrumbs until you have used all the mixture up.
- Preheat the oven to GM4 – 180°C
- Shallow fry the kotlety in hot oil, depending on the frying pan size, you can do 4 to 5 at a time, turning them over so that both sides are done.
- Place them on a metal baking tray and put these into the oven.
- Keep adding to the tray until they are all cooked.
Super served with creamy mashed potatoes – sprinkle chopped dill or parsley over them before serving.
The Next Day
You can eat any cold kotlety you have left with a variety of salads.
However I often re-heated them in a sauce in the oven – this time I cooked them in tomato sauce and served them with pasta – you can add some grated Parmesan cheese and sniped chives if you like.