Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce

Juicy, super tasty Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce – a classic, old-school dish that everybody loves! Traditional Polish comfort food that’s quick and easy to make. This is my family recipe for pork patties which we’ve been loyal to for many years and I don’t see it changing soon. They are perfect!

Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce

Juicy, well-seasoned pork patties with delicious creamy, mushroom sauce, this my family recipe for the best pork patties. They are crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and full of flavor! Everybody loves them.

Growing up in Poland means that you eat pork patties as a weekly meal. At least, that was a case in my family. Everybody in Poland has its own secret recipe for this dish, but after trying so many different pork patties throughout my life, I have to say that these ones are incredible – forget dry, tasteless patties!

What makes these Polish Pork Patties so juicy and tasty:

  1. Grated onion – never ever add raw, chopped onion to the pork patties. You’ll only end up with uncooked onion pieces. Ugh. The traditional recipe calls for the grated onion. Why? Grated onion means more flavour and juiciness. Your pork patties will be softer and tastier.
  2. Breadcrumbs or a bread roll soaked in milk – if you want your pork patties to be soft and tender, you need to add some breadcrumbs or a bread roll soaked in milk. Both options work great!
  3. Water – yes, you read it right. Adding a bit of cold water to the meat is necessary. It’ll make the patties juicy and soft.
  4. Mustard – this is a secret ingredient that makes patties so flavourful. Even one teaspoon of mustard makes a big difference! Don’t skip it!
  5. Dry of fresh herbs parsley, dill, oregano, marjoram, thyme… choose herbs you like the most.
  6. Frying with lard – traditionally, the pork patties should be fried with lard – pig’s fat. I don’t always do that, sometimes I use oil, but I need to say that they do taste better when fried in lard. Frying with oil or olive oil changes the patties’ flavour a bit.
Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce
Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce

How to make pork patties

This is an easy and quick recipe that you can prepare during a busy week or a lazy weekend. First, you make a creamy, delicious mushroom sauce. You can make this sauce a few hours earlier and just heat it up before serving. Then, you make pork patties which are basically flattened meatballs.

What you need for the creamy, mushroom sauce:

  1. Finely chopped onion and garlic – one small onion and one garlic clove.
  2. Mushrooms – 200 grams will be totally enough.
  3. Oil and butter.
  4. Cream (at least 20% of fat) and water for the sauce.
  5. Salt, pepper, mustard, and fresh herbs – seasoning.

This mushroom sauce is absolutely universal. You can serve it with many different dishes!

What you need for the Polish pork patties:

  1. One small grated onion.
  2. Breadcrumbs soaked in milk – not too much because it will make the patties hard.
  3. Good quality ground pork – this is the classic version. But you can totally go with another type of meat.
  4. Egg – to prevent the patties from breaking while frying.
  5. Mustard, herbs, paprika, salt, and pepper – seasoning.
  6. Water – just a little bit.
  7. Breadcrumbs to coat the patties.
  8. Lard or oil for frying.

The pork patties are best served with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, cooked or fresh veggies, and fresh dill.

Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce

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AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate

Juicy, super tasty Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce - a classic, old-school dish that everybody loves! Traditional Polish comfort food that's quick and easy to make. This is my family recipe for pork patties which we've been loyal to for many years and I don’t see it changing soon. They are perfect!

Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

Pork Patties
 500 g Ground pork
 1 cup Breadcrumbs
 ¼ cup Milk
 1 Onion
 1 Egg
 1 tsp Mustard
 1 tsp Dried parsley (or fresh)
 1 tsp Dried dill (or fresh)
 ½ tsp Paprika powder
 Salt and pepper
 1 tbsp Water
 Lard (or oil)
Mushroom Sauce
 1 Onion
 1 Garlic clove
 200 g Mushrooms
 1 tsp Mustard
 2 tbsp Parsley or Dill (fresh or dried)
 Salt and pepper
 1 tbsp Oil
 1 tbsp Butter
 ½ cup Cream
To serve
 Mashed potatoes
 Fresh or cooked veggies

Mushroom Sauce
1

Finely chop the onion and garlic. Slice the mushroom.

2

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and fry onion and garlic for 3 minutes, until translucent. Add butter.

3

Add mushroom and fry for a few minutes, until golden.

4

Add cream, mustard, and herbs. Simmer for around 5 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste - ready!

Polish Pork Patties
5

Peel and grate the onion. Soak 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs in 1/4 cup of milk.

6

In a big bowl mix together ground pork, soaked breadcrumbs, grated onion, egg, mustard, herbs, water, salt, and pepper.

Mix all the ingredients for some time, not just until combined - the longer you'll work with the meat, the softer your patties will end up. The meat may seem even too soft/loose, but don't worry, it won't fall apart while frying. It should be like that.

Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce

7

Make 6-8 patties - bigger or smaller. Some people prefer bigger patties, some smaller. Up to you!

8

Carefully coat patties with remaining breadcrumbs. Just breadcrumbs, no egg.

Heat the large pan with lard or oil over medium low heat. Fry patties until golden - don't turn often.

9

Heat the large pan with lard or oil over medium-low heat. Fry patties until golden - don't turn often.

10

Serve!

Ingredients

Pork Patties
 500 g Ground pork
 1 cup Breadcrumbs
 ¼ cup Milk
 1 Onion
 1 Egg
 1 tsp Mustard
 1 tsp Dried parsley (or fresh)
 1 tsp Dried dill (or fresh)
 ½ tsp Paprika powder
 Salt and pepper
 1 tbsp Water
 Lard (or oil)
Mushroom Sauce
 1 Onion
 1 Garlic clove
 200 g Mushrooms
 1 tsp Mustard
 2 tbsp Parsley or Dill (fresh or dried)
 Salt and pepper
 1 tbsp Oil
 1 tbsp Butter
 ½ cup Cream
To serve
 Mashed potatoes
 Fresh or cooked veggies

Directions

Mushroom Sauce
1

Finely chop the onion and garlic. Slice the mushroom.

2

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and fry onion and garlic for 3 minutes, until translucent. Add butter.

3

Add mushroom and fry for a few minutes, until golden.

4

Add cream, mustard, and herbs. Simmer for around 5 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste - ready!

Polish Pork Patties
5

Peel and grate the onion. Soak 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs in 1/4 cup of milk.

6

In a big bowl mix together ground pork, soaked breadcrumbs, grated onion, egg, mustard, herbs, water, salt, and pepper.

Mix all the ingredients for some time, not just until combined - the longer you'll work with the meat, the softer your patties will end up. The meat may seem even too soft/loose, but don't worry, it won't fall apart while frying. It should be like that.

Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce

7

Make 6-8 patties - bigger or smaller. Some people prefer bigger patties, some smaller. Up to you!

8

Carefully coat patties with remaining breadcrumbs. Just breadcrumbs, no egg.

Heat the large pan with lard or oil over medium low heat. Fry patties until golden - don't turn often.

9

Heat the large pan with lard or oil over medium-low heat. Fry patties until golden - don't turn often.

10

Serve!

Polish Pork Patties With Mushroom Sauce

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