Sunday, February 7, 2016

Porky Patties

On a recent blog I featured a roast Berkshire shoulder of pork, which was absolutely divine. Like most folk the best pieces of that roast meat is taken for the first meal. This then leaves the not so best pieces which may for some seem troublesome. What can you do with it other than stare at it every so often, those poor leftover morsels sitting sorry in the fridge. After being neglected for a while those tasty treats will end up in the garbage and that is a disaster. Not in this house they won't! Any leftover meat can be rescued and turned into these fantastic patties!


Why waste?

Trim all the leftover meat of the bone and place in a food processor along with a good handful of oats, a good pinch of pepper and salt, a pinch of cumin and one egg. Whizz this all together until the meat is fine, you want a mix that will hold together. Once all of the ingredients are mixed well and there are no lumpy meat bits shape into flat patties. I made six. Fry on both sides until nicely browned and serve. They work well with some hot chili sauce but good old ketchup works great too. In a bun or out of a bun, these no waste patties are awesome.