karbanátky
Karbanátky
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Karbanátky (singular: karbanátek) are delicious fried meat patties that are seasoned with marjoram and caraway seeds. Translated into English, karbanátek means "hamburger" or "meatball".

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Czech
Servings: 6 people
Author: Betty Davies
Ingredients
  • 10 oz. beef , minced
  • 10 oz. pork , minced
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
  • 1 large onion , finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon ground caraway
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 8 oz. fine breadcrumbs
  • 8 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chive finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Mix the minced meats and the water. Knead well and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the egg, onion, garlic, parsley, flour, marjoram, caraway, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs to the minced meat.
  3. Season with salt, pepper and knead for 10 minutes. Set aside for another 15 minutes.
  4. Shape balls about 2 inches in diameter.
  5. Flatten them slightly and roll them in breadcrumbs on all sides.
  6. Heat the oil in a large skillet and fry the karbanátky over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side.

  7. Serve the karbanátky immediately, accompanied by mashed potatoes, chopped scallions and fresh vegetables such as green salad and tomato (or others). Sprinkle everything with fresh chives.