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Persian Meat Patties- Kotlet

Persian meat patties aka Kotlet are tasty patties that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They are easy to make and so delicious to eat!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 287kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 russet potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil

To serve:

  • 1 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup pickles sliced
  • fries


  • Grate the onion. Squeeze it very hard and dispose all the juice. (The juice will make the patties fall apart). Peel and grate the potato as well.
  • Mix the grated onion with ground beef.
  • Add the egg, flour and spices, using your hand, mix everything until well combined. The mixture is going to be very sticky.
  • Heat the oil in a shallow pan over medium heat.
  • Place a bowl of water near yourself, wet your hands, take about 2 tablespoons of the patty mixture, form into oval and fry it in the oil, about 5 minutes on each side until brown and cooked inside.
  • Serve warm with tomatoes, fries and pickled cucumber.


  1. You can boil the potatoes in advance, mash them and add them to the rest of the ingredients. 
  2. To fry the patties, you can use vegetable oil, canola oil or avocado oil. 
  3. To bake kotlet, preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with extra virgin olive oil. Shape the patties and place them on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, flipping half way through. 
  4. Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. 


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg