Thursday, September 15, 2016
Kotlety... A Simple Polish Dinner ~ Smacznego!
Kotlety are Polish patties. Not hamburgers but could be used as such. They are ground meat patties coated with bread crumbs and pan fried, at least that is how I had them when living in eastern Europe for nearly 12 years. For this dish, I prefer to use a mixture of ground turkey and pork, though you could use veal.
To begin, mix in a stainless steel mixing bowl about 1 pound of ground turkey and half pound of ground pork. To that add dried herbs: rosemary, mint, oregano and sage if you like the taste. Also, add garlic powder and a pinch of salt. I also like to add one egg which allows the patties to retain shape and for the bread crumbs to cling better. Pan fry in olive oil until nicely browned on both sides, then add 1/4 cup of water to simmer allowing a rich liquid to develop.
Sides are usually: mashed potatoes, coleslaw, a beet root salad mixed with red cabbage/cranberries or diced apple and nuts along with homemade applesauce.