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Lamb Patties and Tomato Salad
by Tenik (tenik)
at April 6th, 2008 (01:23 pm)

This taste so good. Not so good a couple of days later when you still have leftovers because you used 500g mince even though you were cooking for one and they kind of dried out a bit in the fridge, but amazingly good freshly cooked. Works with beef mince as well because Tesco does not sell lamb mince. I didn't make the salad part, instead made up my own salad involving more ingredients. Recipe from the NZ Cuisine magazine.

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Lamb Patties and Tomato Salad

Serves 4

500g (1 lb) lamb mince
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp finely chopped rosemary leaves (you don't have to chop them yourself, they also sell the dried variety in the herbs and spices jars that keeps ages so is very handy if you can't have your own herb garden)
sea salt and cracked black pepper
4 rashers of bacon, trimmed and halved
vegetable oil for shallow frying
4 vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
1 cup basil leaves
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil

Place the mince, breadcrumbs, onion, cumin, rosemary, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well to combine. I also added one egg as it makes the mince mixture stick together better. Shape the mince mixture into eight patties and wrap with the bacon. Cover the base of a non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 3 minutes each side or until cooked through. Place the tomatoes, basil, balsamic and olive oil in a bowl and toss to combine. Serve the salad with the patties and spoon over any remaining balsamic mixture.

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