Beef and Rice Croquettes are interesting food because of their name in Turkish. In Turkish, they are kadınbudu köfte. There’s no problem with köfte. As some of you know, köfte means meatballs. But what about kadınbudu? There are two words: kadın and budu. The first word, kadın, means ‘woman’ and the second word, budu, means ‘her buttocks’. After this little elucidating, we can continue with our recipe.
Filling Beef and Rice Croquettes
- 500 grams ground beef (minced beef)
- 1 medium egg
- 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 1 medium onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- ½ cup rice
Dip Sauce and Frying Ingredients
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 bowl bread crumbs
- 1 ½ cup cooking oil
- Dice the onions and cloves. Pour 2 tablespoons oil onto the frying pan and add these diced onions and cloves.
- Saute until onions and cloves turn pink. Then add half of the minced meat. Stir until the minced beef is thoroughly sauteed and absorbs water.
- Then turn off the stove and set aside the minced meat. Meanwhile, wash the rice and boil in a pot with 1 ½ cup of water added to it.
- When the rice is boiled, sieve it using a strainer and make it cool.
- Add the boiled rice, sauteed minced meat, the other half of the minced beef, egg, bread crumbs, salt, red pepper and black pepper into the kneading bowl, and knead well.
- Set aside the mix you kneaded in the fridge for 34 to 40 minutes.
- After setting aside, take egg-sized pieces from the mix and roll (do not make them too small).
- Beat the egg and dip the rolled pieces firstly in the egg, then in the bread crumbs.
- Fry the meatballs in the saucepan until both sides turn brown. Serve hot.