Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Kotlet (Meat, Potato and Onion Patties)

4 servings


1 hour 15 minutes

total time


1 large Yukon Gold potato (about 12 ounces), peeled

1 medium yellow onion, peeled

1 pound ground beef

1 large egg

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1 cup canola oil


Coarsely grate the potato on a box grater set directly on your cutting board then transfer the grated potato to a large bowl.

Next, grate the onion onto the board. Squeeze out and discard all of the juices from the grated onion, then add the grated onion to the potatoes in the bowl along with the beef, egg, parsley, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves; season with 1 to 2 teaspoons salt and mix to combine. (If you’d like to check the salt level or seasonings for this or other raw meat mixtures, you can pull off a pinch of the mixture and pan-fry it in a little bit of oil in a skillet until cooked through so you can taste and adjust as desired.)

Using your hands, form the mixture into 8 equal balls, each about 2 ½ inches wide, then flatten them into 4-inch-long ovals.

Set the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl, then dredge the kotlets in them until coated all over. Transfer to a sheet tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Working in batches, cook the kotlets, flipping once, until golden on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes total. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold from the fridge.


Serving Size




Total Fat

79 g

Saturated Fat

13 g

Unsaturated Fat

62 g

Trans Fat

2 g




721 mg

Total Carbohydrate

25 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

3 g


25 g

4 servings


1 hour 15 minutes

total time
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