Making Cutlets today for Svetochka’s Uncle…

I went this morning and bought a kilo of chicken breasts. Some carrots to shred into the meat, an onion and put together some Russian style cutlets. I make these cutlets with less than the normal type/amount of ingredients. He is between 85 and 90 years old???? Thus you have to give what he likes and only what he likes, so that he will eat good…

It is very important in Russia to make your own food.  I even went to a store and bought fresh cut chicken meat. Not frozen and or shipped frozen. Important to do these right…

He has kinda stopped making most his food and this is a way for Svetochka to bring him wholesome and good stuff to eat. Pre-bought/pre-made is okay, but I think fresh made has better nutrients. The recipe below is the one that Russians will make for a party or family sitting down to eat. Remember it is important to adjust to family needs…

Recipes From Russia: The Simple Ground Meat Cutlet – Russian Style!

Now this is how I made the ones I will send to Sveta’s Uncle…

1 kilo chicken breast… (Some precook the meat, but a Russian does not!)
1 onion…
1 carrot…
2 eggs
4 tablespoons real coffee creamer 20%
4 slices of white bread, no crust…
1 pinch of salt… (No pepper, no garlic, no grasses, no nothing, Plain Jane…)

Use a hand meat grinder….simply grind meat, onion, carrots and bread all together into a bowl. Then hand mix in the bowl. Do not add cream and or eggs yet…

Regrind the whole bowl again to mix very well and reduce to a more usable substance…once reground again into the bowl. Add cream and eggs. Then hand mix thoroughly, no not a power mixer, hand mix and keep going. Just a little more….one more time. There that will do it…

Let sit in refrigerator for one hour or two (Yes you can go watch TV or something…) to chill and then stir if you can. It will start to set up some…

Now: There are two ways to cook these cutlets:

One way is in a skillet, the other is over baked. I will let you decide….read this recipe that is above (Link) to cook them if needed…

I will skillet fry them in a nonstick skillet with a touch of vegetable oil….medium heat and until they are golden brown on both sides… (Test fry one small (I said small!) cutlet to make sure you got everything right. Yes eat it and go yummy! Now cook for the family…)

You may want to call these chicken patties? But in Russia they are called cutlets and cutlets are always ground meat in Russia. Not like a breaded (pounded out) solid meat cutlet in America. So do not confuse them….These are made Russian style…

I hope he enjoys them. Fresh ingredients and are made with love… 😉

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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