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There are things that you simply cannot refuse, and you often even dream about them at night. For some it is a classic wedding cuisine, for others it is the love of life! Meat and cabbage patties are a dish that, combined with good red borscht, will make every day better.
Patties are an ideal way to use leftover meat and veggies from the broth, but they are also perfect for a version with mushrooms. They often compete with croquettes for the company of borscht, but for me they are the winners.
- 50 g of fresh yeast
- 0.5 kg of wheat flour
- 200 ml of cream 18% (approx. 300 g)
- 2 yolks
- 250 g margarine (or butter)
- A pinch of sugar
- Two tablespoons of warm water
- Spices: salt and nutmeg
- 500 g cooked meat (from broth)
- 200 g of squeezed sauerkraut
- Carrot (or some additional after-broth vegetables)
Recipe for patties
Mix two tablespoons of cream with two tablespoons of warm water, add sugar, a tablespoon of flour and crushed yeast. Mix everything with a spoon and set aside in a warm place to rise.
Melt the margarine and let it cool. Sift the remaining flour, add egg yolks, cream, cooled margarine, a flat teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of grated nutmeg. Mix everything (you can use a mixer with a dough hook). Add the risen yeast leaven and knead until the elastic dough easily separates from the sides of the bowl and from your hands. If you find it necessary, you can add another 1-2 tablespoons of flour.
Pass the meat, cabbage and grated carrot through the meat grinder twice.
Roll the finished dough thinly and cut it into strips about 15 cm wide. Place the filling at the end of the longer edge of the dough and roll it up to create a long roll. Roll it gently so that the edges of the dough stick together (the “glue”connection” should be underneath) and flatten it slightly. Cut diagonally into equal-sized patties – about 8 cm. The dough yields 3 trays of patties.
Bake the patties with meat and cabbage for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees C. After cooling down for a while, they are ready to eat! :)