Cutlets in cheese sauce
Cutlets is an absolutely classic dish of homemade Russian cuisine. From time to time I want them very much. To avoid repetitions, I created such recipe. The cutlets will be juicy and tender. Try.
- Mince beef – 800 g;
- Loaf – big top-crust (70 g);
- Onion – 2 small or 1 big;
- Milk – ½ glass;
- Egg – 1 pc;
- Paprika – 1 tea spoon;
- Chili – ½ tea spoon;
- Fresh ground black pepper – 1 tea spoon;
- Dry garlic – 1 tea spoon;
- Dry Provencal herbs – 1 tea spoon;
- Salt – a pinch;
- Processed cheese spread with mushrooms – ½ glass;
- Hot water – 400 g;
- Dill – a bunch;
- Oil for frying.
Chop the onion into fine cubes.
Heat over a couple of table spoons of oil on a frying pan and put the onion there. Parboil on average heat for 2-3 minutes until light brown colour. Add chili and paprika close to the end. If children are expected to eat, do not add chili.
Put pieces of loaf into the blender bowl and pour with milk.
Put fried onion there. It gets a very nice colour from paprika. Blend all with a blender if you have prepared the mince beef in advance like me. If you prepare it using a mincing machine, mince the loaf soaked with milk and onion there also.
Put the egg and onion & loaf mass into the mince beef. Stir up well.
Then add dry herbs, garlic and salt with black pepper. Stir up thoroughly.
Heat over the oil on a frying pan. Shape the cutlets with wet hands and put to fry. I never coat my cutlets. They are perfectly fried like this without extra flour and/or dry bread. The heat should be quite strong as we need to seal cutlets with crust, while they will be finely stewed with sauce in the oven.
Turn them over after 3 minutes and fry the same time from the other side.
When the cutlets are ready, put them into a baking pan. I had 14 cutlets.
Chop the dill without stalks.
Pour hot water from the kettle to a bowl, put cheese there and put on heat. Stir up until cheese gets melted, add dill. Once it starts boiling, switch off.
Pour cutlets with a sauce and put into the oven pre-heated until 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve with your favourite side dish. I like with noodles or buckwheat.