Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Recipe from my Iranian mother-in-law. These moist hamburger-like beef patties remind me of White Castle burgers. Can be served wrapped in flat bread or alone a top basmati rice. Can be served hot, or room temperature. Great appetizer. Travels very well.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 4 large potatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon turmeric
- 1⁄8 teaspoon powdered saffron
- 1 large egg
- Peel and grate potatoes, set aside. Grate onion; mix with beef. Add grated potatoes, flour, salt, turmeric, and saffron and mix well by hand or food processor. Mix in egg until well combined.
- Heat vegetable oil in skillet. Form meat mixture into oval patties and fry each side until well browned. Transfer to paper towel to drain and salt to taste.
- Note: you may wish to mix saffron in a few tablespoons of water and add it to the mixture.