One of the traditional dishes of Russian cuisine is cutlets. Almost every housewife knows how to cook them. At the same time, many people make minced meat for beef and pork cutlets according to the classic recipe. However, if you wish, you can introduce a new product that will positively affect the taste of the finished dish.
How did the cutlets appear?
Before you learn how to make minced beef and pork cutlets - juicy and aromatic, it's worth plunging into history. How did such a dish come about? It is worth noting that the cutlets looked and were initially prepared differently than they are now. The dish first appeared in France. And no wonder. After all, this country is considered the birthplace of numerous culinary delights. The cutlets were pieces of meat not separated from the ribs. Several layers of pulp were wrapped around them, like a cake. In this case, the bone must have been. After all, it was comfortable to hold on to her. Do not forget that in the old days, etiquette did not provide for the use of a fork and knife when eating meat dishes.
Today, the cutlet is made from minced meat, mushrooms, vegetables and fish. After a while, similar dishes appeared, for example, meatballs, schnitzels, meatballs, steaks, and so on.
How much bread do you need
Why do some housewives turn out cutlets tasty, juicy and aromatic, while others have a tough, dry dish? To make minced beef and pork cutlets juicy and soft, you should follow a few simple tips. They will help you achieve great results.
You should not add a lot of bread and other ingredients to the minced meat for beef and pork cutlets. Such additives are used not to save food, but to obtain an extraordinary structure of the finished dish.
Potatoes and bread make the cutlets juicy and fluffy. However, there should not be more of such components in minced meat than meat. Otherwise, not only the taste will suffer. These patties may fall apart or be too dry. By the way, many professional chefs recommend using stale bread to prepare such a dish. This will avoid stickiness.
Products for minced meat
In order for the minced meat for beef and pork cutlets to be good, you should choose fresh and high-quality products. It should not be forgotten that it is difficult to make something good and useful out of tasteless ingredients. Therefore, you should not buy minced meat of dubious quality in the store. It is best to prepare it yourself.
Most often, for the manufacture of minced meat at home, hard parts of the carcass are used, where there are films and cartilage. In addition, the flesh from the shoulder blades, sirloin, neck and brisket are perfect. If you want to combine lean beef and fatty pork, then you should keep the proportions of 2 to 1. The result is more juicy cutlets. A little lard can be added if necessary. The minced meat of this component should contain no more than a quarter of the volume of beef.
Before chopping, the meat should be cleaned of cartilage, veins and films. Thanks to this, the mass will become pleasant in texture and more homogeneous.
Add the bow correctly
If you add onions, you get delicious cutlets from minced beef and pork. However, this also has its own peculiarities. Do not add large pieces of onion. It should be passed through a meat grinder. In addition, proportions should be considered. For 1 kilogram of minced meat, about 200 grams of onions are required.
Some chefs recommend chopping this ingredient into small pieces and then frying it in oil. Then the finished cutlets will taste more pleasant.
Secrets of delicious cutlets
If you are preparing minced meat for beef and pork cutlets on your own, then you should remember a few secrets of a delicious dish:
- It is worth adding a few tablespoons of water to the finished minced meat, preferably cold. You can also use a piece of ice. As a result, the finished cutlets will be more juicy, since the water will evaporate during the cooking process, and not the juice.
- Butter made from cream will add airiness.
- You should be careful with chicken eggs. This product allows not only to keep the products in shape, but also makes them more rigid. Do not put 1 eggs on 3 kilogram of meat. Replace them better with grated potatoes.
- You can enrich the taste of cutlets in a very simple way - by adding zucchini, potatoes or carrots to the minced meat. These foods will soften the food.
- To make the minced meat "stringy", you can beat it off the table surface. This manipulation will saturate the product with air, which will make the finished cutlets fluffy and tender.
- Various spices added to the minced meat for beef and pork cutlets will add a spicy flavor to the dish. The recipe with the photo, alas, is not able to convey the aroma. Chefs recommend using parsley, sweet paprika, a mixture of various peppers, nutmeg, marjoram, thyme, garlic, and so on.
- It is recommended to use ghee as fat for frying. If such a product is not affordable, then you can use lard. But if necessary, you can fry the cutlets in vegetable oil, but odorless.
- To get a delicious crust, it is first recommended to fry minced meat products over medium heat. They should be browned. It should be brought to readiness over low heat. At the end of cooking, the flame can be increased.
Knowing these secrets, you can start cooking minced meat cutlets. There are a lot of recipes for such a dish. This requires the preparation of various minced meat.
How to make classic homemade minced meat patties? Pork, beef and other ingredients must be of good quality. Cooking requires:
- 1 kg of mixed minced meat (beef and pork).
- Bread or loaf, preferably stale and dry - 200 g.
- Raw egg - 1 pc.
- Onions - 3 pc.
- Room temperature water - 1,5 cups.
- Pepper and salt.
To begin with, it is worth preparing minced meat for beef and pork cutlets. The recipe involves the following steps step by step. First of all, it is worth putting the bread in a deep bowl and pouring water over it. You can also use milk for these purposes. When the bread softens, the liquid must be drained.
Onions must be peeled and minced or finely chopped. If desired, you can fry it, but only in butter. Put the minced meat and chopped onions into a container with softened bread, drive in an egg. Don't forget about spices and salt. When all the ingredients are in a bowl, mix them well. That's all, minced meat for cutlets is ready. It remains only to form the patties and fry them. After the dish is ready, you can pour some water into the pan and steam everything for 10 minutes.
Cutlets with herbs
To cook minced beef and pork cutlets with herbs, you will need:
- Mixed minced meat - 600 g.
- Onion - 1 head.
- White bread - 3 pieces.
- Fresh milk - ½ tbsp.
- Egg - 1 pcs.
- Parsley and dill - 1 bunch each.
- Garlic - no more than 2 cloves.
- Ground pepper, salt, breading flour.
The cooking process
To begin with, it is worth preparing minced meat by chopping beef and pork with a meat grinder. But if you wish, you can take the ready-made mass in the store. The main thing is that the minced meat you bought is fresh. Milk should be warmed up a little, and then pour over slices of bread. They should soften.
Chop dill and parsley is recommended. The liquid should be drained from the bread, and then added to the container with minced meat. Here you need to add herbs, onions, eggs, salt and spices. You need to knead the minced meat for cutlets with your hands. That's all. The mass is ready. It remains only to make oval-shaped blanks, roll them in flour and fry.
Minced beef and pork cutlets "Juicy"
To cook such cutlets, you will need:
- 1 kg of minced beef and pork.
- 100 g of hard cheese.
- 2 bulbs.
- 2 eggs.
- 4 slices of loaf or crackers.
- Pepper and salt.
- 100 g cream butter.
- 1 pack of bread crumbs.
- Flour for breading.
- 2 tbsp. spoons of dill.
Stages of preparation
These cutlets are prepared with filling. To do this, grate the cheese on a fine grater. The butter should be softened. After that, it must be grinded with a fork, mixed with chopped dill and cheese. From the resulting mass, you need to roll small oval balls. The filling is ready.
Now you can make minced meat for beef and pork cutlets. You shouldn't do it without eggs. Bread rusks should be cut into pieces and then poured over with cold water. When they become soft, you need to drain the liquid. The onions should be peeled and then chopped. It can be finely chopped or grated. Pork and beef should be twisted in a meat grinder. Put the minced meat, crackers, egg, spices and salt in a deep container. Mix the components well.
Now the minced meat is divided into portions and the filling is wrapped in it. The blanks should be rolled in flour, dipped in a beaten egg, and then rolled again in breadcrumbs. After that, you need to fry the cutlets over medium heat.
In this case, eggs are not added to the minced meat. They are replaced with oatmeal. To get juicy minced beef cutlets with pork, you will need:
- 1 kg of mixed minced meat.
- 300 ml of milk.
- 140 g oat flakes.
- 2 bulbs.
- Pepper, salt.
- 100 g flour or bread crumbs.
- A bunch of greenery.
How to cook
Beef and pork should be separated from bones, cartilage, veins and films. After that, the meat must be chopped. This can be done with a meat grinder. Pour milk, preheated to room temperature, into the finished minced meat. Onions need to be peeled and finely grated or finely chopped. The resulting gruel should be transferred to a container with minced meat. Here you need to add salt, herbs, pepper, oat flakes. It is recommended to grind the last component with a coffee grinder.
The minced meat for cutlets should be mixed, and then placed in the refrigerator for an hour, having previously covered the container with plastic wrap. After the specified time, it will be possible to form cutlets and fry them. Finally, it is recommended to extinguish them.
Minced meat for cutlets can be cooked with rice. This will require:
- 1 kg of minced meat.
- 200 g of rice, preferably round.
- 2 eggs.
- 2 bulbs.
- 2 garlic cloves.
- Salt pepper.
How to make cutlets
First, rinse the rice in cold water. Now you need to pour it into a saucepan and pour boiling water over it. In this case, 1 part of rice requires 2 glasses of water. Onions and garlic should be peeled and then minced together with minced meat. Add rice, salt, spices to the resulting mixture, and then mix well. It is worth forming cutlets from the mixture and frying them in vegetable oil.
If you wish, you can make minced beef, pork and chicken cutlets. In this case, the dish is obtained with an extraordinary structure. However, only pork and beef are most commonly used. To quickly cook cutlets, you will need:
- 600 g mixed minced meat.
- 4 eggs.
- 2 raw potatoes
- A bunch of green onions.
- 50 g of mayonnaise.
- 3 Art. spoons of flour.
Method of preparation
Chives should be finely chopped. The potatoes must be peeled and then grated. After that, you need to cook the mixed minced meat. Add pepper, potatoes, salt and green onions to the resulting mass. All ingredients must be mixed well. Then add flour and mayonnaise to the mixture. After mixing, workpieces should be formed from the mass, and then fry them in oil.
At the end of
Preparing the right mince for beef and pork cutlets is only half the battle. It is important to make it light, airy and tender. To do this, it is recommended to place the finished minced meat in the refrigerator for about half an hour. It is recommended to stir the components by hand. This will allow you to determine the consistency of the mixture, as well as remove any lumps. When forming cutlets, minced meat often sticks to your hands, so that this does not happen, you can moisten them in cold water.