Kotleti with Mushrooms in a Sour Cream Sauce

Kotleti with Mushrooms in a Sour Cream Sauce

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was "breads" and my second theme was "Russian". While this really does not look like bread, I ended up using different bread types that I figured it was fine. Also, I might have made these a little large that they ended up turning out more like mini burgers, almost slider like, instead of cutlets. Oh well, give me meat in my stomach. These were really good and paired really good with the mushrooms as well as my significant other's Olivye.
I used Chicken Thighs for this but any chicken would work.



8 servings
  1. 1.25 lbs Chicken Pieces
  2. 4 Whole Wheat Bread Slices
  3. 95 ml Milk Whole
  4. 1.25 lbs Ground Beef
  5. 1/2 Onion Large
  6. 8 Tablespoons Butter , unsalted
  7. 5 Eggs
  8. 2 1/2 Tablespoons Dill Fresh , chopped
  9. 1/2 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon Pepper Freshly Ground
  11. 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  12. 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  13. 1 lb Cremini Mushrooms
  14. 2 Onions
  15. 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  16. 3 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  17. 1 Bunch Green Onions
  18. to taste Kosher Salt
  19. to taste Pepper Freshly Ground


50 mins
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    Chop up the Chicken into 1 inch pieces, place on a baking sheet, and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

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    Remove the Chicken and grind either with a food grinder or food processor.

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    Meanwhile, remove the crust from the Bread and place in a shallow dish. Top with the Milk and let soak for about 5 minutes.

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    Meanwhile, chop the Onion, melt 4 Tablespoons of Butter, separate the whites from the yolks of 3 Eggs, and chop the Dill.

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    In a mixing bowl, combine the Ground Chicken, Ground Beef, chopped Onion, melted Butter, 3 Egg Yolks, Dill, Kosher Salt, and Pepper.

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    Add the Milk Soaked Bread as well as any Milk from the dish.

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    Mix until well combined. (About 1 - 2 minutes in a stand mixer on low with the paddle attachment)

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    In a separate bowl, beat the 3 Egg Whites on high speed until stiff peaks form (about 1 minute).

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    Using a spatula, fold in the Egg Whites until well combined.

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    In a small bowl, beat 2 Eggs with a fork and add the Bread Crumbs to a second bowl.

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    With wet hands, form patties, dip each patty into the beaten Eggs, let excess Egg run off, and dip both sides into the Bread Crumbs. Set aside until all beat has been used.

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    Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat with 2 Tablespoons Butter and 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil. When the butter sizzles (about 2 - 3 minutes), add patties, making sure not the crowd the pan.

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    Saute for about 5 minutes per side, flipping a few times while cooking.

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    Cook the rest of the patties, adding additional Butter and Olive Oil as necessary.

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    Meanwhile, wash and dry the mushrooms and then cut into thick slices. Set aside.

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    Chop the Onions. Set aside.

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    In a medium pan, heat 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil over medium-high heat, add the onions, and saute until golden (about 5 minutes).

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    In a separate larger pan, heat 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil over medium-high heat, add the sliced Mushrooms, and cook until soft (about 5 - 7 minutes).

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    Meanwhile, chop the Green Onions.

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    Drain the excess water from the Mushrooms.

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    Combine the Onions to the Mushrooms. Add the Sour Cream, taste, and add Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste.

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    Serve by topping the Kotleti with the Mushrooms and top with the chopped Green Onions.

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