Caring for loved ones, relatives, little children, experiments in the kitchen led to the creation of oatmeal cutlets, which are known by the name “Hercules” and contain many trace elements necessary to maintain the health of the human body.
|oat-flakes (oatmeal) –||200 g|
|onion –||100 g|
|chicken egg –||2 pcs.|
|broth (bouillon cube with taste of chicken or meat) –||0.4 l|
|vegetable oil –||50 g|
|corn flour (for breading) –||200 g|
|salt, spices –||2-3 g|
|Time for preparing: 40 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 140 Kcal|
A large use of this type of meatballs will not bring harm to health and can wonderfully saturate the body, while being an excellent option for saving the family budget.
After preparing the required amount of broth, you should boil it on the stove and add oatmeal. Cooking them, periodically stirring, literally three minutes to get a rather thick porridge for the future stuffing. Removing from the stove to cool.
While the hercules are cooling, onions should be peeled and cut into small squares. Pound a couple of eggs into the porridge, throw the onion, pour a tablespoon of flour, selected spices, salt and mix thoroughly.
The remaining flour will serve to grind cutlets – having formed them, you need to roll in it. On a preheated skillet, the patties are roasted quickly to a beautiful golden brown crust on two sides for about two to three minutes..
The dish goes well with sour cream or sauce from it, and you can eat hot and cold, drinking tea or juice.
Lenten Hercules Cutlets
Preparation of lean tasty cutlets from Hercules can be an excellent option for weight loss and prevention of the appearance of excessive cholesterol or cholesterol plaques in the body. The high content of trace elements such as iron, potassium, iodine, fluorine, phosphorus, sulfur, manganese, oatmeal will compensate for the supply of minerals and vitamins in the body while observing the church fast or personal reluctance to eat meat products. For cooking dishes will be needed:
- potatoes – 200 g;
- onions – 200 g;
- garlic – 10 g;
- Hercules – 200 g;
- water (vegetable broth) – 400 g;
- spices, salt – 5 g;
- sunflower oil – 40 g.
It will take about thirty minutes to create a dish, and the caloric content of one hundred grams of lean meatballs will be 115 kcal..
You can pour boiling water over rolled oats and leave the flakes to swell naturally, but this will significantly increase the time spent on cooking cutlets..
In another case, water should be brought to a boil, oatmeal should be poured into it for about three minutes, stirring often, so that the porridge thickens to the required consistency to create minced meat. Then it will need to cool.
At this time, peel the vegetables – potatoes, onions, garlic, and twist them in a meat grinder. In a deep bowl, mix the resulting vegetable mixture, salt, spices, and oatmeal.
In a skillet, fry patties of cutlets formed with a tablespoon until a golden, beautiful crust forms on both sides for two minutes..
Vegetable sauce, fresh cucumber salad and tomato, tomato sauce can be served with the dish..
Oatmeal and minced fish cutlets
For cooking you need the following products:
- 0.5 kg of minced fish;
- 100 g onions;
- 100 g of oatmeal (oat-flakes);
- 1 chicken egg;
- 40 g of deodorized vegetable oil;
- 60 g breadcrumbs;
- 5 g of spices for fish and salt.
Cooking time will be no more than one hour, and the nutritional value of one hundred grams of this type of meatballs will be equal to 140 kcal.
Using ready-made minced fish, only one onion should be minced in a meat grinder for greater mass uniformity for patties. Pour the oat-flakes into a deep plate, beat the egg and mix.
Leave for ten minutes to swell the flakes. Then enter the stuffing, add spices for fish, salt and onions. Mix thoroughly, cover with a towel and set aside for another ten minutes..
Formed with clean hands cutlets the size of a large egg, dip each in breadcrumbs and fry to a ruddy color in butter over medium heat. After maximizing the heat, cover the pan with a lid and steam, thus, the chops for another fifteen minutes.
The dish is combined with any vegetable puree, soft sour cream sauce or just with vegetables..
Each hostess has a lot of useful secrets for the preparation of their signature dishes. It is important to use only quick-cooked flakes to make hercules cutlets – this will help save time, and dipping products in protein will result in some kind of film on the surface of minced meat, which helps preserve all the juice in cutlets, making them more juicy. You should also know that:
- When making cutlets so that they do not fall apart on a hot skillet, you can add a small amount of semolina to the mincemeat – per kilogram of minced 2/3 tablespoon;
- Using eggs in stuffing, you should first beat them – this process will make the burgers more lush;
- It is necessary to heat the frying pan strongly – in order to preserve the greater juiciness and softness of the dish made from rolled oats;
- It is better to choose minced fish from the silver carp – its meat is more tasty and saturated.
It is not necessary to cook Hercules cutlets solely during a church fast or in the process of losing weight. They can be an original choice in preparing a healthy family dinner..