Fried Ham Cakes

Fried Ham Cakes


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Leftover ham at Easter or Christmas? This is a fantastic breakfast, rich and warm and great with black coffee.

Barbara J. Morgan

Serves: 6 

  • 2 cups finely diced ham
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 300g frozen diced broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons aniseed
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup polenta
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a large bowl combine the ham, onion, broccoli and beaten eggs. Mix with hands for 1 full minute, or until eggs are evenly absorbed into meat.
  2. Sprinkle aniseed, basil, garlic, salt, pepper, polenta and cheese over meat mixture and mix again with hands for 1 full minute, until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Form mix into 6 patties about 1 cm thick. Lay patties in frypan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes each side, or until browned. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used, then serve hot.

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