Spicy Meatballs

  • 4 potatoes, peeled and finely grated
  • 225g minced pork
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly whisked with a fork
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • sunflower oil, for deep frying

Put the grated potato into a clean tea towel, then wring as much liquid out of the potatoes as possible. 

Mix the potato, pork mince, onion, egg, mint and cinnamon in a bowl until combined, then season to taste with salt and freshly-ground black pepper. With your hands, shape the mixture into small, round balls the size of walnuts.

Heat the oil in a deep heavy-based frying pan until a breadcrumb sizzles and turns brown when dropped into it. Add the meatballs and deep fry for 3–4 minutes until golden-brown.

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Recipes Diane Heierli • Photography C&D Heierli