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Kotlet (lamb & potato patties)


Kotlet is a Persian food made with lamb and potato. An easy and very tasty dish and ideal if you’re celebrating Persian New Year


  1. Combine the lamb mince, mash, chopped onion, eggs and spices in a large bowl. Season well with salt and pepper, then scrunch the mixture together with your hands until it resembles a smooth paste and the eggs have been completely incorporated
  2. Divide the mixture into 18 or 20 portions, then roll each portion into a ball and flatten in the palm of your hand to about 1cm thick ā€“ the top of each patty should be slightly pointed, so it resembles a teardrop-like shape. Tip the breadcrumbs onto a shallow plate and gently press both sides of each patty into them to coat. Transfer the bread crumbed patties to a sheet of baking parchment, repeating until all the mixture is shaped and coated.
  3. Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat and pour in enough oil to coat the base. Once hot, fry a few patties at a time (they should all be in a single layer) for 6-8 mins on each side until browned. Carefully remove to a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain, then repeat with the remaining patties. You can keep the cooked patties warm in an oven set to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

4. Serve