One-Pot Wonders

Pork Patties with Apple, Sage and Maple

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March 23, 2020
Author Notes

These are a treat of one-bowl preparation. They can be eaten as Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. —LeBec Fin

  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Makes approximately 24 patties
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds pork shoulder, cut in 1/3's and each lb. cut into chunks
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh Sage leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ground Allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Crushed Fennel
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2-1 teaspoons Kosher or Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sweet Hungarian Paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dried Thyme, rubbed between your palms
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup grade B
  • 1 cup Minced Granny Smith Apple [or other very tart apple]
  • full 1/3 cups optional minced Chinese Celery thin stems, no leaves [NOT regular celery]
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine sage through garlic powder; keep shaking and stirring to combine well. Put 1/3 of this spice mixture into a container. Repeat two more times.
  2. Place chunks of 1 lb. pork into a food processor with a cutting blade. Sprinkle with spice mixture and 1/3 of the maple syrup. In quick pulses, pulse mixture 20 times. Texture should not be ground pork but something just slightly rougher, and with no discernable chunks.
  3. Repeat twice for 2 next pork batches. Add all processed pork to bowl, stirring in minced apple and optional Chinese Celery.
  4. Form pork into 1/3 cup patties, 2 1/2" wide.Place patties side by side on wax paper. Freeze and transfer to zip-loc bags. When ready to eat, sautee frozen or defrosted patties in a non-stick skillet [that just fits them] , set on medium heat, flipping halfway, for 4-5 minutes, 'til still slightly pink inside. Serve.

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