Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Pork, Apple and Sage Patties

This recipe is great for a quick mid-week meal and can be eaten with mashed or boiled potatoes, or pasta.


500g minced pork
1 slice of seeded brown bread, made into crumbs
1 large onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 eating apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
12 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
olive oil
250ml chicken stock
1 egg, beaten


Place the minced pork, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, breadcrumbs, apples and Sage in a large bowl and mix to combine. add the egg and bind the mixture together. Form into balls using 1 tbsp of mixture per ball. Slightly flatten each ball to form a patty and coat each patty with flour, this will help thicken the sauce.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the pork patties for 10-12 minutes, turning them frequently.

Add the stock and tomato puree and simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.

Serve with mashed potatoes and fine green beans or Fusilli pasta.

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