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Pork Mince Polpette

This recipe is a winner with my kids, it is relatively easy to make and tastes so delicious.


  • ingredients

  • serves 6

  • 1 kilo of pork mince

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup of bread crumbs

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 3 finely chopped garlic cloves

  • a bit of water

  • 1 teaspoon of paprika powder

  • 1 tablespoon of mixed spices

  • salt

  • pepper

  • optional - cheese cubes


  • 1.

    To a bowl add 1 kilo of thawed pork mince.

  • 2.

    Finely chop an onion and add to the mince.

  • 3.

    Finely chop 3 garlic cloves and add to the mince.

  • 4.

    Add one cup of bread crumbs to the mince.

  • 5.

    Break an egg and add to the mince.

  • 6.

    Add the spices to the mince.

  • 7.

    Gently mix the mince with all the ingredients and add water as required.

  • 8.

    Take a small handful of the mixture and shape them into polpette's, you may add a cube of cheese to each polpette and shape it.

  • 9.

    To a pan add extra virgin olive oil, once the pan is hot place the polpette's into it.

  • 10.

    Lightly fry the polpette on each side.

  • 11.

    This is a delicious dish that may be served with mashed potato or rice.

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