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Russian Fish Kotleti/Cutlets

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If you’re looking beef/pork kotleti, you can find the recipe here. I decided to do fish separately since the recipe and preparation are a little different than with other meats.  The result is a very light and savory fish patty that is good with just about anything.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of fish filet (your choice)
  • 1 large bread roll (or 2 small ones)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Butter (unsalted)
  • Bread crumbs or Matzo Meal
  • Salt, pepper, and your favorite seasoning.

*You’ll also need a meat grinder for this one.

Directions

Take your bread roll(s) and break it up into small piece (about 1 inch) and place in a bowl. Pour 1 cup of milk over it and allow a few minutes for the bread to absorb it.

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Grind the fish filets and the moistened bread roll into the same bowl.

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Add salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly with a spoon, then mash together with your hands. The goal is to get the mixture to a uniform consistency. You want to break up the individual bits of fish and bread until the mix is a single mass.

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Now, spoon some of the mix into your hand and roll into a ball. Roll as many of these as you can and set aside. It’ll help you streamline the frying process.

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Wisk together the other cup of milk and the 2 eggs. Pour about a cup of the bread crumbs into a separate bowl.

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Now, take one of the balls you made and flatten it out. Place about a tea spoon of butter into the center and fold over and roll it into a slightly flattened oval patty.

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Dip the patty in the milk/egg mix and then the bread crumbs until uniformly covered. Fry the patties in a pan on medium heat using either butter or vegetable oil. It shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes per side, until the patties turn golden brown.

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Serve warm and enjoy!

3 Comments

  1. Those look fantastic. Like Katleti only with fish. YUUUMM!!

  2. I am going to make my home Russian food.

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