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Monday, July 15, 2013

Pork Patties with Fried Cabbage

This is a tasty and quick dish, and very economical.  Grandma used to make it.  The cumin is delicious in the pork patties.

Pork Patties with Fried Cabbage (Bitoka de Porc au Chou)

 1 pound lean ground pork
½ cup finely chopped onions
½ cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon cumin
1 egg
Salt and pepper

Mix ingredients.  Form into 6 patties.  Fry gently in olive oil and/or butter, about 10 minutes per side.

Remove patties and place on a bed of fried cabbage.  Add 1 teaspoon paprika to pan drippings and cook briefly, then add ½ cup cream.  Bring to a boil, turn off heat, and add ½ cup sour cream.  (I usually skip the sour cream because I don’t have it around the house.  I just use more cream).  Spoon sauce over pork and cabbage.

Fried Cabbage

½ head of cabbage, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper

Fry slowly, turning often, for about 15 minutes.


Eva said...

Any idea what the ethnic origin of this dish is?

Kris said...

I think Grandma said it was from a French cookbook--hence the butter and cream. It's not too rich, though, because of the bed of cabbage.