- STEP 1
Pour boiling water from the kettle into a pot and add your joint of ham or bacon. Simmer for about 90 mins. (Check packaging for guidelines).
- STEP 2
While allowing the meat to simmer, peel and boil your spuds. (25 mins). The water should only reach half the volume of the potatoes in the pot.
- STEP 3
Peel and roughly chop the apples into chunks, removing pips. Stew in a small saucepan only barely covering the bottom of the saucepan with cold water. Simmer for 5 mins, then mash. Drain your potatoes and mash with a generous knob of butter, parsley, salt, pepper and milk. Mix together the apple and potato mash and set aside.
- STEP 4
When there's 20 mins left in cooking the ham, add in your cabbage. Kale will only need 10 mins. Scoop out the cabbage with a slotted ladle into the mash. Stir. Cut up the ham into very small chunks. Add to the mash. Add a sprinkling of nutmeg. Stir. Allow the mixture to cool considerably.
- STEP 5
Use a wooden spoon to measure out portions on a board, rolling the mixture in your hands into balls. Add 3 balls at a time to a hot pan (with oil) and flatten them with the back of the wooden spoon as they go in. Fry for about 2 mins on each side on a medium heat. Serve up and enjoy hot or cold!