Thai Pork Patties with Pak Choi

    27 min

    For a lively midweek meal, try these little meat patties and vegetables, with typical aromatic Thai flavourings of green curry and lemongrass. Serve with coconut rice (on this website).

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
    • 500g lean minced pork
    • 1½ tsp Thai green curry paste
    • 2 tsp lemongrass in sunflower oil
    • 1 egg white
    • 2 tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil
    • 200g pak choi, sliced lengthways
    • 175g oyster mushrooms, sliced
    • 200ml coconut milk
    • 1 tsp fish sauce
    • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Prepare the pork mixture: Mix together the spring onions, minced pork, curry paste, lemongrass and egg white until evenly bound together, pressing the mixture firmly with the back of the mixing spoon.
    2. Make the patties: Divide the mixture into 12 pieces, then shape each into a round, flattening with your fingers to make a patty shape.
    3. Fry the patties: Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy-based frying pan and fry the patties, turning once, for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
    4. Cook the vegetables: While the patties are frying, heat a wide frying pan or wok with the remaining oil and add the pak choi and mushrooms. Stir-fry over a high heat for 2-3 minutes to soften.
    5. Add flavourings: Stir the coconut milk and fish sauce into the vegetables, bring to the boil then simmer for a further minute. Serve the pork patties with the pak choi and coconut mixture, sprinkled with sesame seeds.

    …another idea

    Red Thai beef patties with vegetables: Prepare 500g lean minced steak as step 1 using 3 finely chopped spring onions, 1½ tsp red Thai curry paste, a crushed garlic clove and 1 egg white. Shape into 12 patties and fry as step 3. Stir-fry 350g mixed vegetables, such as broccoli florets, mange-touts and baby corn, in 2 tbsp oil until just tender, then add a 120g can bamboo shoots, drained, and 200ml coconut milk. Bring to the boil and stir in 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander.

    …shopping tip

    Unless you cook with lemongrass very frequently, buying fresh can be wasteful, so lemongrass in sunflower oil, which can be stored in the fridge, is a useful alternative. Dried lemongrass sticks are also convenient to use and store. They can be crumbled straight into Thai-style dishes. You will need 1 tsp dried lemongrass for this recipe.

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    my husband loved this recipe,had it a few times and have passed it on to friends  -  02 Jul 2013