Turkey and Pork Patties (Kotleti)

These turkey and pork patties or kotleti are so comforting, especially when served with Mashed Potatoes. My kids love them. You can easily double the recipe, as they reheat and freeze really well. Hope you and your family enjoy the recipe.
Turkey and Pork Patties (Kotleti)


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 onion (grated)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs (for meat mixture, I used Italian style breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (to coat meatballs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
20 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 21 patty | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey and pork, grated onion, egg, milk, breadcrumbs (the amount listed for meat mixture), salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands.

2. Form the meat mixture into round patties (about 1 - 1 1/2 inch each). Dredge each patty in bread crumbs (to coat on all sides) and flatten a little bit.

3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Fry patties until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side (depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to cook them in batches, or use 2 skillets).

4. Add water, cover with lid and cook on low heat for another 10 minutes.

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Whole Milk

Whole Milk

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Guest September 29, 2020 2:26 PM
Thank you for the great recipe! Meatballs were very soft and very tasty. All family loved it. Definitely cooking them again!


Guest February 26, 2020 12:22 PM
Made these today and they were delicious! Quick and easy recipe and very moist. Looking forward to making some for the grandchildren! Will definitely save this recipe!


Guest June 6, 2019 8:35 PM
I've never made these before but this recipe is top notch. The Kotleti were moist and delicious. This recipe will definitely be saved for future use!!


Guest September 13, 2021 12:09 PM
This is one of the best patties recipes ever. It’s very tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

Guest September 1, 2021 3:51 AM
These taste wonderful and I’m making them again tomorrow night!


Guest July 15, 2021 9:14 AM
I just made these last night. It was incredible delicious I am so glad I run into your recipe! Thanks.

alenatrs July 17, 2021 10:53 AM
You're very welcome! Glad you enjoyed these kotleti. - Alena

Guest June 20, 2021 2:52 AM
Second time I have tried this dish – absolutely delicious! Thanks ever so much for this!

alenatrs June 20, 2021 10:16 PM
You're very welcome! Glad to hear you enjoy these turkey and pork patties!

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