Yes! This is my second Iranian post. This is perfect since the Persian New Year was Saturday, March 20th. You can read all about Nowruz on Wikipedia. This is my mom’s 7 sin, which is the traditional new year set up.
On Sunday mom and I decided to make kotlet, which are tasty fried beef and potato patties. The pic is not that great. My photography skills really don’t do this dish any justice.
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: makes about 40 kutlets
4 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cooked, peeled and grated
1 medium onion, peeled and grated
1 pound ground beef (I did organic, 10% fat)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp of some other kind of spice that you like for instance lemon pepper or a steak seasoning
You’ll want to boil the potatoes for about 15 minutes so they are slightly cooked. Then you can peel and grate the potatoes and combine them with all the other ingredients (you want the mixture to be heavy on the potatoes). Mix all the ingredients really well with your hands. Then start to make small patties about 2 inches long and 1 inch across. Heat a large skillet with about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup oil and place enough patties in the hot oil to fill the bottom of the pan. It’s very helpful to have two people doing this since you need to do it in batches. On person can make the patties, while the other flips and removes the meat as it’s cooked. You need to brown each side of the patty and set aside on a paper towel to remove access oil.
You can serve this dish in pita bread with tomato and cucumber slices or eat it with a side salad.