Friday, May 30, 2014

Mini Pear Pork Patties

What do you think of pear pork patties served on a bed of vegetables? A healthy balance? Juicy?

I found it quite a palate pleaser and look forward to making it again! These, made larger, would make a great patty for a burger too.  

Pear Pork Patties on Vegetables in Rice Wine

The meat patty is similar to the ones I made sometime back, which I paired with buns - Read: Pork Apple Burgers. How I chose to present this is an inspiration from Nigel Slater's pork meatballs with anchovies recipe.

I must tell you that these are really easy to do, a simple case of meat mixed with seasoning, shaped into flat patties and fried.

The pear gave the minced meat a nice flavour. It is further complimented with the strong sweetish taste from rice wine that comes from the vegetable sauce. Combined together in a dish, it all ties in deliciously.

If you're keen to try, here's how I did it.


Pork Patty
- 285g minced pork (chilled)
- 1 small-medium pear (grated)
- 2 stalk spring onion (chopped)
- Pinch of salt
- Dash of black pepper
- Sprinkle of chili flakes
- Cooking oil

- 3 to 4 Japanese Nai Pak (separate from main stem)
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- ¼ cup rice wine
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tsp tapioca flour (diluted in 1 to 2 tbsp water)

1) Mix minced meat with pear and seasoning
2) Pat meatballs into patties
3) Fry the meat patties
4) Cook the vegetables


Make the pork patties
1) Combine chilled minced pork, pear, spring onion and seasoning (salt, black pepper, chili flakes) together in a bowl.

2) Roll into 10 small balls. Lightly flatten it.

3) Shallow fry in cooking oil until done (takes only minutes, turning once or twice)

4) Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Leave aside.

Note: It's easier to work with when the meat is chilled.

Pear Pork Patties

Cook the vegetables
1) Heat a little oil in the pan. Saute the garlic.

2) Add vegetables, water and oyster sauce. Stir to combine. Then, cook covered until vegetables are almost done. This should take only a little while.

3) Then, add rice wine. Switch the fire off. Stir in the tapioca flour to thicken the sauce.

To serve

Plate cooked vegetables. Place meat patties on top. Best eaten with rice.

Pear Pork Patties That Didn't Go Into A Burger!

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  1. Dying to have this, Sharon! I haven't had a combo of pears with minced pork. Love the idea and I'll surely be trying this out in the future. We don't have nai pak but a substitute should work well.

    1. Let me know how it turns out if you do. I'm excited to see your version ^.^

  2. drool worthy delicious juicy and fruity pork and pear sound together...these patties look succulent, perfectly cooked and have a zing from the pear...healthy dish with loads of flavor,thanks so much for sharing :-)

  3. My husband loves meat patties..and this is a brilliant recipe mixed with pear, Sharon.

  4. Gosh, you're cooking a lot these days! I usually use chestnuts, but pear is something new.

  5. Hi Sharon,

    I see what you mean... If this meat patties are delicious, cook more and make them bigger :p

    yum yum :D


  6. this dish sounds so familiar to me ^^

    1. Mmm..can't help you there....I've only seen it from Nigel Slater ^.^

  7. Yummy! Next time you make them for me, Sharon!


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