There’s something about shaping stuff into patties. It makes everything so damn delicious, and honestly, you can cram pretty much anything you want in there as long as you’ve got an egg or something to bind it all together. A classic patty ingredient is mince. A super economical meat, it means you can buy the good stuff, which improves the humble patty even more. Make sure you get the best quality you can to make these. Better for you and the animals!
Serve in lettuce cups with fresh parsley, avocado, tomato and a squeeze of lemon, sweet potato wedges on the side.
Spicy Paprika Chicken Patties
- 500 grams chicken mince *
- 1 carrot - large, or 2 small carrots
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper - increase to 1/2 tsp for spicier patties
- 2 tbsp tapioca flour *
- salt & pepper for seasoning
- coconut oil or olive oil, for frying
- Finely grate carrot and place in a large bowl.
- In another small bowl, crack and whisk the egg.
- Add the whisked egg and all other patty ingredients in the large bowl (I like to combine everything, then sprinkle the flour over the top and combine this last, to avoid flour lumps). Season with salt and pepper as desired.
- Shape mixture into patties - I usually make eight small patties, or four larger ones.
- Heat a large pan (I often use a grill pan) and add a tablespoon of coconut oil. Cook the patties over a moderately high heat for 6-7 minutes on each side, depending on thickness you may need to adjust this time a little.
- Serve with sides of your choice!