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Lamb, kūmara and capsicum patties

Make a little bit of lamb mince go a long way with these tasty patties.
  • 2 medium kūmara, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 300 grams lamb mince
  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped (optional)
  • flour, for dusting the patties
  1. 1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add kūmara and cook for 10 minutes, or until soft enough to mash.
  2. 2. Drain the kūmara and mash well.
  3. 3. Heat half the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook for three minutes.
  4. 4. Add the lamb mince and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook for about five minutes or until the lamb is cooked.
  5. 5. Stir through the capsicum, soy sauce and parsley (if using). Cook for another two minutes then take off the heat.
  6. 6. Add the lamb mix to the kūmara and stir until combined. Shape mixture into six large patties. Dust with flour.
  7. 7. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan over a medium heat. Cook patties for three minutes each side, or until golden brown.
These patties make delicious homemade burgers, or are great served with a salad for a quick dinner.