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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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!

alenatrs March 2, 2020 11:16 AM
Glad to hear you liked these turkey and pork patties, hope your grandchildren will love them as well! ;) - Alena


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!!

alenatrs June 24, 2019 7:23 PM
That's just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us, and I'm happy you have a new favorite ;) - Alena

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