Parmesan patties

Straight forward and super delicious parmesan patties.

Our youngest son Patrick talked warmly about parmesan patties he had eaten at his girlfriend Karin’s mother. Wrote to Märit (Karin’s mother) and asked for the recipe, which she generously shared. Unfortunately, both Märit and Karin can not eat onions or garlic, which they share with many; therefore, you need to be resourceful and create good flavors without these ingredients.

My patties also contain chopped walnuts for extra crunchiness or chewing resistance; it is not a must. You can exclude the nuts if you are allergic. You can even exclude chopped parsley or replace it with other herbs that you like. .I use minced turkey instead of regular ground beef. Please feel free to use the kind or type of minced meat that you prefer.

If you use minced turkey that is a little looser in consistency than regular ground beef, I recommend using one dl breadcrumbs. However, if you make the patties with ground beef, you do not need to use breadcrumbs

For the sake of simplicity, you will find Märit’s recipe in full at the end of this blog post.

As usual, it is Mise en place that applies, which means that you chop and measure everything before you start cooking.

The patties:
500 g minced turkey
150 g grated parmesan cheese
2 pcs. egg
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
0.5 teaspoon black pepper
1 dl breadcrumbs
50 grams of chopped walnuts (can be excluded)
30 grams of chopped parsley

The sauce:
3 dl cooking cream
2 teaspoons soy (Kikkoman)
2 tablespoons lingonberry jam
1/4 tsp salt
1 /4 tsp black pepper
1 teaspoon chicken stock

For thickening of the sauce::
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons water


  1. Set the oven to 347 ° degrees (F).
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the patties in a large bowl and mix well. Cover and let the minced meat rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. Take out the minced meat and divide it into 16 parts. The steaks are best if they are not too big.
  4. Fry the steaks on relatively high heat – 3 minutes on each side or until they have a lovely golden brown frying surface.
  5. Place the steaks in an ovenproof dish and place them in the oven for 10 minutes or while you cook the sauce.

The sauce:

  1. Combine cream, soy, and lingonberry jam in a separate saucepan.
  2. Let it cook for a short while (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add salt and pepper and concentrated stock: taste and correct the seasoning.
  4. Mix cornstarch and water in a glass add it little by little to the hot sauce until you are happy with the consistency.

Serve with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam as an accompaniment. So delicious!

Thank You Märit for sharing this recipe.



Märits recipe: 

500 grams ground beef
100 g grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
2 tablespoons Scanian mustard (I usually take
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard)
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

4 dl (400 ml) cream
1,5 teaspoon soya sauce
1,5 tablespoon lingonberry jam

  1. Set the oven to 175 degrees and peel and cook the potatoes.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the patties in a bowl.
  3. parmesan cheese, eggs, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Shape eight small patties and fry them in a hot pan until they have a nice golden brown frying surface (does not need to be consistently fried).
  5. Place the patties in an oven dish and place them in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Pour cream and soya sauce into the frying pan. Let it boil for a while—taste with lingonberry jam and a little salt and black pepper.


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