Italian pork patties with potato wedges

Italian pork patties with potato wedges

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins - 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Bring some Italian flavour to your table this week, with these succulent pork patties

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal503
  • fat22g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.73g
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Ingredients

  • 4 baking potatoes, unpeeled, each cut into 8-10 wedges
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 50g fresh breadcrumb
  • 500g pack pork mince
  • 50g grated Parmesan
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss potato wedges in a large roasting tin with 1 tbsp oil and lemon juice. Spread out in a single layer. Bake for 35-45 mins, turning halfway, until golden brown and crisp.

  2. Meanwhile, place the breadcrumbs in a mixing bowl and moisten with 2 tbsp cold water. Add the mince, Parmesan, parsley, garlic and lemon zest. Season, mix well, then shape into 4 large, flat patties.

  3. Heat remaining oil in a pan and cook the patties for 7 mins on each side, or until they have a golden crust and are cooked through (alternatively, cook on the barbecue). Serve with the wedges and a tomato and rocket salad, if you like

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Twinklebum99
19th Apr, 2016
2.55
i wouldn't make this again, but would use it for a sausage pie. as patties they completely fell apart. the mince had a nice flavour to it though and i used the stated amoiut of parmesan and lemon & liked them both
nandavies
16th Sep, 2015
Loved this recipe, but 15 mins prep time is over-optimistic unless you have help in the kitchen. Very tasty and worth the effort if you have the time. Didn't do the salad but served with French beans from the garden.
tester.annie
28th Mar, 2015
1.3
The first time I made this recipe, I found the lemon zest was over powering as well as the parmesan and it struggled to stay together when fried. I had put in the juice of 1 lemon and the zest of 1 lemon as per the recipe and I believe this is to much, unless the lemon described in the recipe is very small it is too much. I will reattempt this recipe but adjust the ingredients till I get the balance right and will post the outcome.
jtacon
20th Apr, 2014
Done following the meatballs recipe. Used 20g parmesan for 350g meat, didn't quite taste it. I am not sure it's useful. Very good, both children liked it too
Jenneil1
18th Jan, 2014
5.05
These were really tasty. Surprised at how good they were as wasn't expecting much. Served on ciabatta with a rocket salad. Yum!
lizleicester
22nd Dec, 2013
Cheated with the potatoes by microvaving them whole to start wth and then cutting them into wedges before frying them in olive oil and lemon juice. V tasty result, The pork patties were also good although I had to leave out the parmesan so that they were dairy free.
Jenneil1
4th Nov, 2013
5.05
Really was surprised at how good these were! The boyf loved too even tho he wasn't keen on the idea. Only change I made was oregano instead of parsley :)
danicquinn
29th Sep, 2013
These are great! They are easy and make a filling and satisfying supper at low cost. I'm surprised some people say they lacked flavour - I find them delicious with an interesting taste.
dianabee
26th May, 2013
5.05
Made these delicious burgers with only a quarter of parmesan cheese and they were more than gorgeous. Really nice to find a tasty burger which I can use in place of the traditional beef ones as I don't eat cow!! Yum!!
pipirv
19th May, 2013
We enjoyed these. After reading the comments we halfed the cheese and still felt we had too much so would prob use even less next time! They were easy to make - but cooking took a bit longer - i think because we made them too fat! The lemon wedges were awesome! :)

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