How to cook tasty and juicy cutlets: secrets of adding onions

By SSPDaily editionMar 20, 2024 10:12 AMFood Life hack
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How to cook tasty and juicy cutlets
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When it comes to making perfect juicy cutlets, there is a secret that only experienced home cooks know. It's all about preparing the onion. Cutting it into small pieces or grating it on a fine grater can make a big difference. SSPDaily told you why you need to add onions to cutlets, as well as how to do it correctly.

What is onion for?

Onions perform two important functions in cutlets: they increase juiciness and bind the minced meat. Adding onions to the dish prevents the cutlets from falling apart during frying and provides a juicy texture.

How much onion to add

One onion may not be enough, as the size and weight of each onion may vary, but the general rule of thumb is to use about 300 grams of onion per kilogram of minced meat for optimal flavor and texture.

How to prepare onions for cutlets

For regular minced meat, you can achieve juiciness and a uniform consistency of the vegetable by grating the onion. However, you need to use a fine grater, which will turn the onion into pulp and release its aromatic juice, resulting in appetizing cutlets.

However, if you use finely ground minced meat, it is better to chop the onion. Cooks decide how to chop it in different ways. Some prefer it in small cubes, others in thin strips, and there are those who chop it almost to a mushy consistency.

Remember, if the onion is chopped coarsely, it is advisable to let the cutlets steam under the lid. This will make them juicy and flavorful, and the onion will not dominate the tender meat, providing a wonderful contrast of flavors in each bite.

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