Recipes

Vietnamese pork and noodle cakes

Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 10 minutes

Serves 4 people

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Ingredients

  • 500g lean pork mince
  • 1 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoons fresh chilli
  • ¼ teaspoons pepper, ground
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 packet instant noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup poon sin/Vietnamese dipping sauce

To serve

  • lettuce leaves
  • fresh mint
  • lime wedges

Method

  1. 1.
    In a large bowl combine the pork mince, ginger, chilli, pepper, carrot, coriander leaves, instant noodles and eggs. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Shape the mixture into small patties and sprinkle the cakes with sesame seeds.
  3. 3.
    Place cakes on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  4. 4.
    Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
  5. 5.
    Fry cakes for 2 - 3 minutes on each side until golden, remove and drain on absorbent paper.
  6. 6.
    Serve warm with dipping sauce, lettuce leaves, fresh mint and lime wedges.

General Information

Notes: chopped prawns may be added to the Vietnamese pork cakes for a delicious difference.