This is a recipe that one of our editors just loves.
It was handed down from her mum, who used to only make it at Christmas, but can of course it can be used all year round!
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 small bunch of parsley, chopped
1 small bunch of thyme, chopped
100g of breadcrumbs
450g pork loin, minced (ask your butcher to prepare for you)
1 egg, beaten
Melt the butter into a frying pan and gently cook the onions and garlic until they are soft.
In another pan, gently cook the pork loin to seal.
Once cool add all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix together.
Add the lemon zest and season.
Roll into balls the size of a golf ball and leave in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight if preparing ahead for the next day.
Bake at 180C, gas 6 in an oiled tin for approximately 40 minutes, or until they are golden brown.