Fried Meat Patties – Parjoale

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This recipe is typically made with ground pork, but you can replace it with other kinds, like beef or turkey. Here I mixed 1 lb of ground pork with 1 lb of ground turkey.


2 lbs. ground pork, or other meat.
2 potatoes
2 eggs
6 garlic cloves
1 large onion
2 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 and 1/3 cups plain bread crumbs, plus some extra to cover the patties



Peel and finely grate the potatoes. Grate or finely dice the onion. Crush the garlic using a garlic press.


Mix all ingredients together.


In a large skillet, heat some oil on medium-low heat. Use just enough oil to cover the bottom of the skillet.
Take about 1/3 cup meat mixture at a time, with your hands roll it into a ball, then press to flatten, as pictured below.


Pour some bread crumbs on a plate. Place each patty in bread crumbs and cover both sides.


Test the oil to see if it’s hot, by placing a drop of the meat mixture in it. When it’s sizzling, add the patties to the oil. Keep the stove on medium-low temperature. Fry on both sides, until golden brown.


Remove from pan. Place on a plate with a paper towel on bottom, to absorb the oil.


Move the patties to a serving platter and serve.


Serving Suggestions: Serve with mashed potatoes and fresh salad.

One thought on “Fried Meat Patties – Parjoale

  • December 13, 2009 at 13:13

    quì noi le chiamiamo polpette,però sono più buone le tue,grazie,imparo sempre qualcosa di nuovo da te,almeno cosi non faccio sempre la stessa pappa.Buoooooneee.!!

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