Ingredients for making meat sticks
- Beef 1 kg
- Pork 200 grams
- Potato starch 1.5 tablespoons
- Baking soda 1 teaspoon
- Egg 1 piece
- Pulp of white bread to the size of an egg
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Chicken broth 170 milliliters
- Salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Dried thyme to taste
- Main Ingredients Beef, Pork
Deep plate, meat grinder, tablespoon, wooden board, frying pan, spatula.
Cooking meat sticks:
Step 1: prepare the minced meat.
Scroll meat cleaned from fillets and veins in a meat grinder. While scrolling, add garlic to the meat, also passing it through a meat grinder.
Add potato starch, baking soda, egg, white bread pulp, salt, ground black pepper and dried thyme to the resulting minced meat. Knead everything thoroughly several times.
Now pour the broth and, with light pops, knead the minced meat with the liquid. It usually takes about 10 minutes. Why add broth? To make meat sticks juicy, the beef itself is pretty stiff and dry. But keep in mind that after frying the sticks will decrease in size.
Now start kneading the minced meat as follows: lift it a little, and then drop it back into the bowl. You need to do about 30 such throws. You will notice how the consistency of the mass changes, becoming more and more homogeneous, and this is what we need!
Stuffed meat should be put in the refrigerator for several hours, or better at night. Minimum, if you are in a hurry, at 1 hour, but it’s better not to do this, take care to prepare the minced meat the day before.
Step 2: form the meat sticks.
After the forcemeat is infused, take it out of the refrigerator, blindfold the sticks from it and put them on a wooden board greased with vegetable oil. Then return the minced meat to the refrigerator for another 1 hour.
Step 3: saute the meat sticks.
After an hour, the meat sticks need to be fried in a pan. Cook on medium-high heat in a sufficient amount of oil. You can extinguish garlic in the same oil immediately before frying the minced meat.
Fry in the same way as cutlets, until golden brown and clear juice when pierced.
Step 4: serve the meat sticks.
Serve meat sticks in hot form along with fried potatoes and any sauce. Excellent pickles will go as pickled cucumbers. The minced meat is tender and juicy, you lick your fingers!
Enjoy your meal!
- The meat for minced meat should be cleaned of films and thawed at room temperature, without using a microwave or dipping in hot water.
- These same meat sticks can be cooked on the grill or on charcoal.