Cotlet – Meat and potato patties


Cotlet is a meat patty that in my humble (albeit Persian) opinion ranks quite a few notches above the good old hamburger.  Many cultures have their own version of meat patties and this is the Persian one.

Ground meat of your choice, typically beef or lamb, is mixed with boiled potatoes, eggs, grated onions, the usual salt, pepper and turmeric, and selected spices, and then fried to a crispy perfection. Each region and household has its own special mix of spices – Advieh in Farsi – for addition to Cotlet to create welcoming, warming and comforting flavors.

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