Five-Spice Pork and Apple Patties

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Quinoa Cookbook

By Penny Doyle

Published 2013

  • About

These delicious little morsels contain Chinese five-spice powder, a warm, pungent mix that includes star anise and cinnamon. The key to speedy preparation is having some cooked quinoa handy. The patties are great for a quick supper dish or a sizzling summer barbecue, served with pak choi and cooked quinoa with shallots and garlic.


  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed


  1. Heat 15 ml/1 tbsp oil in a medium frying pan. Add the onion, garlic and apple and fry for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl.