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This has to be one of my favorite Persian dishes and definitely a comfort food for me. Traditionally made with ground beef and various spices, my mom makes her own version of these cutlets with ground turkey that is crispy on the outside while still being soft on the inside. Makes great leftovers especially if you put it in a pita along with some persian maast-o-khiar (plain yogurt and cucumber) and cilantro. The process is kind of intense but the result is SOOO worth it!!!

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  1. Place turkey into large bowl
  2. Cut onion in half to make grinding easier
  3. Grind each half of onion into turkey meat
  4. Mix together with hands
  5. Add mashed potatoes to this mixture, mix well with hands
  6. Crack two eggs into the mixture, again mixing well with your hands
  7. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and turmeric and mix in
  8. Make medium sized meatball like balls with turkey mixture
  9. Pat out each ball in between the palms of your hands until you have small oval shaped patties (be careful not to make them so thin that they will break apart)
  10. Pour out bread crumbs into large plate
  11. Place each patty into bread crumbs, covering both sides
  12. Place 1/2 cup of Canola Oil into deep frying pan
  13. On medium high heat, place patties into oil and cook until each side is golden brown
  14. Remove patties and place into pyrex baking dish
  15. Bake patties in oven set at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until patties are cooked all the way through (they should be crispy on the outside without being crunchy all the way through...hopefully that made sense lol)
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  • LK
    August 20, 2008
    i always beg my mom to make this for me, especially when I'm at school... she'll make a bunch and send it in tupperware for me-- seriously it makes amazing meals for the rest of the week.... you can microwave them and have with rice or else make sandwiches to take with you.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • John Spottiswood
      August 21, 2008
      I love this kind of comfort food. Not the healthiest in the world, but our kids love it. Next time we think of cooking Tonkatsu (japanese breaded pork), we'll try this instead!

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