Sticky pork patties with stir-fried greens and onion rings

Serves 1

This was the Quickie Bag Recipe as featured on Ready Steady Cook on Friday 11th April 2008 when George appeared on the show bring with him a bag of ingredients for the chefs to prepare.

Preparation time less than 30 mins, Cooking time 10 to 30 mins

For the sticky pork patties

3 McCartney's Pork & Banana Sausages
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey

For the stir-fried greens and toasted walnuts

55g/2oz walnuts, chopped
25g/1oz butter
100g/3.5oz spring greens, shredded
2 tbsp boiling water

For the onion rings

300ml/0.5 pint vegetable oil, for deep frying
Half a red onion, cut into thick rings
100ml/3.5fl oz milk
3 tbsp plain flour


Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

For the sticky pork patties, remove the sausage meat from the skin and shape into three patties using your hands. Dust in the flour.

Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan and fry the patties for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they start to turn golden-brown. Transfer to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.

Remove the pan from the oven and set the patties aside on a plate. Pour the soy sauce and honey into the pan and place over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer and scrape up any brown bits at the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

For the stir-fried greens and toasted walnuts, place the walnuts on a baking sheet and place in the oven to toast for 2-3 minutes, being careful not to let them burn.

Heat the butter in a frying pan and add the shredded greens and boiling water. Place a tightly fitting lid over the pan and cook until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Remove the lid and stir in the toasted walnuts.

For the onion rings, place the vegetable oil into a deep, heavy-based saucepan and heat until a small cube of bread sizzles and turns golden when dropped into it. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.)

Soak the slices of onion in the milk and then dust in the flour. Place into the hot oil and deep fry until golden-brown and crisp, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

To serve, place the walnuts and greens on a serving plate and arrange the patties on top. Pour over the soy and honey sauce from the pan and place the onion rings around the outside.