Cutlis (meatballs)

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
225 grams Beef
2 \N 5 g salt
½ teaspoon Black pepper
25 millilitres Vinegar
450 grams Potato
1 \N Onion
3 \N Sprigs mint leaves
1 \N Green chilli
1 \N Stalk celery
1¼ \N Litres oil
1 \N Egg
50 grams Breadcrumbs

Mince the beef and season with salt, pepper and vinegar. Boil and mash the potato and chop the onion, mint leaves, chilli and celery.

Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the beef and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned. Add the onion, mint leaves, chilli and celery and cook until the onion has softened slightly. Add the mashed potato and mix well together. Roll into small balls or flat cakes. Beat the eggs and coat the cutlis with the egg before dipping into the breadcrumbs. Heat the oil and deep fry the cutlis until browned.

Drain well From: "A taste of Sri Lanka" by Indra Jayasekera, ISBN 962 224 010 0

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