Recipe: Porkettes


  • 1 pound ground fully cooked low−fat ham
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 turkey bacon strips, halved lengthwise
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple slices, drained and halved horizontally


  1. In a bowl, combine the ham, egg, relish and mustard.
  2. Shape into eight patties the same diameter as the pineapple rings.
  3. Combine the sweet potatoes, orange peel and pepper.
  4. Shape into eight patties the same diameter as pineapple rings. On a 15−in. x 10−in. x 1−in. baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray, assemble in the following order: Cross 2 strips of bacon, 1 pineapple slice, 1 ham patty, 1 sweet potato patty and 1 pineapple slice.
  5. Fold bacon ends up and over top; secure with a toothpick. Bake at 350F for 50−55 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
  6. Remove toothpicks; serve immediately.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: lunch

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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