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Pork Rissoles with Spiced Apple Sauce

These are lovely served with creamy mashed potatoes and cooked dried peas.

 Pork Rissoles with Spiced Apple Sauce

  Serves 4

 4 oz (110 g) breadcrumbs (white or brown)
 1 lb (450 g) shoulder of pork, cut into chunks
 1 onion, peeled and quartered
 1 cooking apple, peeled, cored and quartered
 1/4 teaspoon dried mace
 ½ teaspoon dried sage
 1 teaspoon salt
 Freshly milled black pepper
 A little butter
For the sauce:
 ½ small onion, peeled and chopped
 1 oz (25 g) butter
 ½ lb (225 g) cooking apples, peeled and chopped
 Freshly grated nutmeg
 A couple of pinches of ground cloves
 Sugar to taste
 Preheat the oven to gas mark 5, 375°F (190°C).
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This recipe is taken from Frugal Food


Pass the pork, onion, bread and apple through a mincer and mix them thoroughly with the remaining rissole ingredients. Form the mixture into balls and arrange in the base of a small buttered roasting tin. Cover with some buttered foil and bake in the top half of the oven for 45 minutes. Then remove the foil, raise the oven temperature to gas mark 6, 400F, 200C and continue to bake for a further 30 minutes, basting now and then, until the rissoles are nicely browned on top.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, soften the onion in the butter for 10 minutes, then stir in the sliced apple and 1 tablespoon water. Put a lid on and simmer till soft, then add a little freshly grated nutmeg, a couple of pinches of ground cloves and enough sugar to taste. Beat the sauce till fluffy and serve hot with the rissoles. r147


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