Chicken and Pork Katleti (Russian meat patties- Котлеты)

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 10


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp mayo
  • 1 medium onion grated or super-finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp water if your meat mix feels too dry
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs for meat mix
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian breadcrumbs to coat meatballs


  1. Cut chicken and pork into strips and put through a meat grinder using the medium/large disk.
  2. Mix together ground pork & chicken, egg, mayo, diced onion, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Mix thoroughly. Add 1 tbsp water if meat seems too dry.
  3. Form 1-inch balls with the katlety mixture. They should be just a bit flattened and not a perfect ball. Roll meatballs in bread crumbs.
  4. In a large skillet, heat about 1/4 cup canola, grapeseed or sunflower oil over medium heat. It should be enough to just cover the bottom of the pan. Saute meatballs in batches, turning them over a couple times during the process. Add more oil as needed for subsequent batches. Katleti are done when they are golden brown and cooked through.