Anglo-Indian Sausage Patties



  1. 1 pound ground pork (it is good if it is a bit fatty)
  2. 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots or red onions
  3. 1 cup finely chopped cilantro
  4. 1/23/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon garam masala (preferably homemade, page 285)
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. Lots of freshly ground black pepper
  8. 2 teaspoons oil


  1. Put the pork in a bowl.
  2. Add the shallots, cilantro, cayenne, garam masala, salt, and pepper.
  3. Mix thoroughly, making sure to pick up and integrate all the shallot and cilantro bits.
  4. Make a loaf, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate overnight ideally or as little as 12 hours if you are rushed.
  5. Divide into 8 parts and form 8 smooth patties about 3 inches in diameter.
  6. Pour the oil into a nonstick frying pan and set over medium-high heat.
  7. Put in the patties, as many as will fit in easily, and brown on both sides.
  8. This will take 45 minutes.
  9. Make sure that they are cooked through.
  10. Cook all patties this way.
  11. Remove with a slotted spatula.