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.

    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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