These are my friend Didi’s. Her mum, Helen, often made these for us when we went to their house after school. This will make about eight delicious soft patties. I like mine more oval-ish than round and love them with the sautéed tomatoes (overleaf) and some bread, although chips are good, too. You can easily add some extra spices to the mixture — cumin, ground coriander or paprika would be nice. And you could make these all beef, if you prefer. The patties can also be eaten on a roll with a few slices of ripe and sweet tomato, a bit of lettuce, cheese or other fillings. You will need a good non-stick frying pan as no oil is used for the cooking here.