Russian Fast Food: Kotletki – Russian Burger Recipe

Kotletki are Russian fast food but unlike that of the Western world, they are delicious and healthy.  They can be bought from the supermarket or when out and about and in need of a quick, hot snack.  But most people would make these at home.  So I gave it a go and I was impressed.  Lovely chunky burgers, with great texture and taste.

Russian Fast Food: Kotletki - Russian Burger Recipe

Ingredients

1 grated potato

1 grated white onion

300g minced pork

300g minced beef

100g white breadcrumbs

40g butter

30ml rapeseed oil

100ml smetana (sour cream)

To serve with buckwheat:

350g buckwheat

Cook as instructed and add gently-fried slithers of white onion

Instructions

Add mince, potato and onion in a bowl and mix thoroughly

Russian Fast Food: Kotletki - Russian Burger Recipe

Make into small balls and pat flat into burgers

Place in breadcrumbs and thoroughly coat

Russian Fast Food: Kotletki - Russian Burger Recipe

Heat oil and butter in frying pan

Fry burgers in pan on each side for 2 to 3 minutes

Russian Fast Food: Kotletki - Russian Burger Recipe

Then put lid on pan and continue cooking on a low heat for 10 minutes

Russian Fast Food: Kotletki - Russian Burger Recipe

Serve with buckwheat and lashings of sour cream