Pork Meat Patties with Creamy Leek Sauce

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Pork Meat Patties with Creamy Leek Sauce

Recipe by Sweet ZivileCuisine: Lithuanian

When you get tired of all fancy holydays meals what do you cook then? We always get to basics, it is soup, roasted chicken and pork meat patties. Those are our comfort home made meals. To make these patties is so easy! 
I never use store bought ground meat. I use THIS meat grinder. It grounds quick and easy. I cut meat in cubes or longer strips and ground it. You can use chicken leg meat or pork butt. It has to have a good amount of fat, otherwise it’s gonna be dry. I also ground onion and garlic together with the meant.
You can make the meat mixture or form patties a couple days in advance and keep it refrigerated.


  • For pork patties
  • 3 lb. of pork but or 3 lb. of ground pork no less than 30% of fat

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 1 medium onion

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 tsp. of Szechuan pepper or 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper

  • 3 tsp. of sea salt or to taste 

  • 1 tbsp. of freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tbsp. of dried basil

  • 2 slices of white bread toasted

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 1/2 cup of yogurt

  • For creamy leak sauce
  • 3 leaks

  • 4 tbsp. of butter

  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 cup of cream

  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth or water

Let’s make it

  • Pork patties
  • Place bread in a bowl and pour milk over. Let it soak for a couple of minutes.
  • Then press it between fingers to squeeze the access of milk and make it like a porridge.
  • Ground the meat using the grinder and a larger screen.
  • Add the rest of ingredients and mix it well by hand. I like to use disposable gloves.
  • Make patties the size you want. I make it like a handful size.
  • Fry in a preheated pan with some oil on a high heat until you get a good browning. Not burned, but a good crispy browning and place them on the baking tray. No oil is needed.
  • Place in the preheat to 350 F oven for 15 min. 
  • Creamy leak sauce
  • Use only white parts of the leaks.
  • Slice it in half lengthwise, wash well and slice in thin slices.
  • In a frying pan melt 4 tbsp. of butter and fry leaks on a medium low heat until tender.
  • Add balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic. Fry for 2 more minutes or until balsamic vinegar evaporates. 
  • Add cream and chicken broth. Taste for salt and add if needed.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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