Cook Lithuanian Cutlet

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Lithuania shares common cuisine with its neighbors; Poland and Ukraine. Its foods are similar to Scandinavian and Hungarian as well. Since the country is usually cool and moist, many of the dishes include its largely grown products, such as potatoes, rye, barley, and mushrooms. With dairy products being another category of its specialties, potato pudding, potato sausages, and Poland's version of dumplings and doughnuts are some of the popular dishes in Lithuania. Bread, being the staple of this country's cuisine, is usually eaten, spread with butter or cheese.

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The potato is the vegetable most commonly used in Lithuanian dishes, because of its abundance. Be it baked, sauteed or boiled, it is usually garnished with Lithuanian's favorite herbs and spices. The most frequently used meats in Lithuania are pork , beef, lamb, poultry, and even rabbit and goose meats! Oven roasted meat seems to be their favorite when it comes to gatherings or parties. Also, preserved meat, such as smoked, dried and brined, play a big role in their cuisine as well. Lithuanians can cook gourmet dishes just by using the simplest ingredients.

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One of the most renowned dishes in Lithuania are Zeppelins. These are big, round dumplings, made from potatoes with stuffed meat, usually served with mushroom sour cream sauce.

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Lithuanian Cutlets is also one of the popular dishes in this country, and they often eat it with bread (rye usually). Here is how to cook that dish:

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Ingredients:

  • 500g minced meat (any meat but beef is preferable)
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  • 4-5 pieces of white bread (soaked wet from water)
  • Spices according to your taste (universal)
  • Half medium size onion (chopped)

Sauce:

  • Half onion (chopped)
  • 1 carrot (if small then 2 / shredded)
  • 1 spoon of flour
  • Milk
  • A bit of spices (universal)

Steps to Prepare

  1. 1
    Put the minced meat, chopped onion, soaked wet white bread to a bowl and mix.
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  2. 2
    Add general spices and mix.
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  3. 3
    After mixing get a potion and shape it like meatballs but make it a little bigger.
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  4. 4
    Then fry the cutlets to a frying pan.
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Sauce:

  1. 1
    Mix the chopped onion and shredded carrots then fry.
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  2. 2
    Add general spices
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  3. 3
    Add 1 table spoon of flour
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  4. 4
    Finally add milk.
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  5. 5
    Then stir till it boils.
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To serve:

Put the sauce on top of the cutlets.

ENJOY!

Lithuanian Cutlets in Sauce

Potato Cutlets with Meadow Mushroom Gravy.

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This is known as kotlety ziemniaczane na sos pieczarkowy in Polish. You can do this if you have plain, leftover potatoes. This can be eaten as a main dish, appetizer, or a side dish.

Preparation: About 30 minutes Cooking: About 30 minutes

What you need:

Potato cutlets

  • 2 lbs. of russet potatoes that are peeled, boiled up, and mashed.
  • 1 egg (large) beaten
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried dill or 1 tbsp. fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil (frying)

Mushroom sauce

  • 2 oz. dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. chicken or vegetable base
  • pepper and salt (added according to taste)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

How you make it:

  1. 1
    Make your mushroom sauce. Put the dried porcini mushrooms in a Pyrex or heatproof container and pour about 2 cups of hot water on them.
    Let the mushrooms steep for about 30 minutes. In a medium size saucepan, caramelize the onions in butter.
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  2. 2
    Place the mushrooms into the pan of onions. Once the porcini mushrooms are hydrated, use your fingers to lift them from their soaking liquid.
    Pour in the soaking liquid little by little into the saucepan. Make sure that the sediments at the bottom of the container don't get incorporated into the onion-mushroom moisture. If you're using canned ones, pour the can's contents into your saucepan. Add in the base you're using pepper and salt. Remember that canned mushrooms already have salt in their soaking water so you won't have to add any more. Bring this to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer, and cover for half an hour.
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  3. 3
    Tend to the sour cream. Place the sour cream into a medium size bowl.
    Mix in three ladles of hot onion-mushroom liquid. Temper it by slowly adding a ladle of the liquid at a time. When the sour cream is tempered, pour it into the saucepan. Constantly whisk. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the mixture is thick. The raw floury taste should be cooked out. Keep it warm afterwards.
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  4. 4
    Prepare the potato mix. Get a large bowl and place the mashed potatoes, flour, dill, egg, pepper, and salt.
    Mix them all thoroughly. The potato mix should not stick to your palms or fingers. On a wax or parchment paper, spread 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs on it. Place the potato mix on the breadcrumbs and make a 12-inch cylinder. Roll the cylinder in the crumbs.
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  5. 5
    Cut the cylinder. Use a wet knife to cut 1/2-inch potato rounds.
    Dip the rounds in the remaining crumbs. Let them dry first before frying. This will take about 10 minutes.
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  6. 6
    Fry the cutlets. Pour vegetable oil into a skillet heated to medium.
    Fry the cutlets until golden brown on both sides. Drain them on paper towels. Serve them with the mushroom sauce. The sauce should not be poured over the cutlets. The cutlets should be crispy. Enjoy your simple, delicious Lithuanian meal!
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • If you prefer the sauce to be sticky add more flour.

LITHUANIAN INSTRUCTION

Kotletų receptas Ingredientai:

  • 500g faršo
  • 4-5 riekelės batono
  • Prieskonių pagal skonį (vegetos, pipirų)
  • Puse nedidelio svoguno (jeigu nori)

Padažas

  • Puse svogūno
  • 1morkos (jei mažytės tai dvi)
  • 1 šaukšta miltų
  • Pieno
  • Truputis prieskonių (vegetos, pipirų)

Paruošimo būdas

Į dubenį IDėti faršą, prieskonių, smulkiai supjaustytą svogūna (kaip minėjau jeigu norit) ir Išmirkytą, nuspaustą batoną (žinoma atskirm dubenį) ir viską Išmaišyti. Įkaisti keptuve, formuoti kotletus ir kepti įkaitintame aliejuje, pakol graziai apskrus abi pusės.. Padažas

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Svogūną supjaustytį kubeliais, morkas sutarkuoti burokinę tarką. Svogūnus ir morkas apkepinti aliejuje, pabarstyti miltais, Išmaišyti, apkepinti ir ipylti pieno pakol gausis toks padažas koks jums patinka ( kad nebųtu nei per daug skystas nei per daug tirštas). Na ir IDėti prieskonius pagal skonį ( nesvarbu, prieš ar po kai ipilsi pieno).

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Skanaus!

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