Cutlet or Persian Meat Patty with Yellow Split Peas

Cutlet is famous Persian meat patty. You can make it with different meat such as ( beef – lamb- veal). Persian cutlet or meat patty has a simple recipe but it is incredibly tasty and delicious. It looks like burger BUT it’s combination of meat  either with potatoes chickpeas or yellow split peas.

It can be served either with Persian Naan bread ( Lavash) or with steamed rice. Both are equally yummy. Cutlet would be double tasty day after cooking ,because flavour develops . It might be served warm or cold at home or at picnic. I just love cutlet.

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Ingredients

200 g ground beef

100 g split yellow peas, cooked and mashed

1 medium onion, peeled and grated

1 egg

½ tsp of cumin

½ tsp turmeric

Bread crumbs or plain flour

Salt- pepper to taste

oil

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Preparation

Grate onion and set aside. Mash cooked yellow split peas.

In a large bowl, add ground beef, grated onion, egg, and , spices . Combine together, add mashed yellow split peas  and knead very well.

Take one spoonful of mixture in your hand palm and form round shape or flat shape. Scatter bread crumbs or flour in a plate or tray. After shaping cutlet, coat both side of cutlet with flour / bread crumbs.

In a frying pan on a medium heat, add oil let it to get hot. Place cutelet in the pan. Fry each side for about 6-7 minutes or until edges of meat is brown. Then, flip them over and let cook other side as well.

Serve it with rice, salad and pickle.

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Potato Cakes

These potato cakes are superb and easy to prepare. No need to eggs or meat or flour. Just easy peasy recipe for making potato cakes or kookoo.

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Potato cakes
Ingredients
3 potatoes, cooked
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
½ Tsp cumin powder
½ Tsp turmeric
Salt and chilli flakes to taste
Oil

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Method
Peel off potatoes. In a pot with salted water, cook potatoes. Let they cool. Mash potatoes. Add chopped onion , parsley and spices.

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Combine all together very well. Heat the oil in the pan, take small portion of potato mixture and give a round or flat shape. Fry in the pan 3-4 minutes , flip over and fry other side as well.

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Tuna Fish Patties

This recipe is combination of tuna fish with potato, fresh tarragon and seasoned with aromatic spices. Freshly chopped tarragon gives very nice flavor to the fish cakes.

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Tuna fish patties

Ingredients

140 g canned tuna fish

1 cooked potato

Small bunch of fresh tarragon

1 ½ tbsp corn flour

50 g cooked green peas

1 egg

½ tsp cumin powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp ginger powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder

Salt and chili flakes to taste

Bread crumbs

Olive oil

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Method

Drain the liquid from tuna can. Mash cooked potato. In a bowl, mix together all of the spices, chopped tarragon, green peas, egg yolk, corn flour, tuna fish and mashed potato.

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Divide the mixture into small parts and form into a ball and then flatten into a patty. In a small ball, whisk white egg. First dip each patty into the white egg and then cover with bread crumbs.

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Heat the olive oil in a pan, gently place patties in the pan and cook each side for 3-4 minutes until nicely brown.

Serve fish patties with sweet chilli sauce or tartar sauce.

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