Polpete Sandwich




For Polpete:

3 slices sandwich bread, crust removed

1 cup whole milk

2 eggs

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 kg mince beef

salt, to taste

black pepper, to taste

1 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

vegetable oil for frying


For one sandwich:

2 slices bread

2 polpete, halved

fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

mayonnaise, to taste




  1. In a large bowl, soak bread in milk for 4 – 5 minutes.
  2. To the bread mixture, add eggs and beat together.
  3. Add garlic, parsley, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  4. Add the meat and gently work the mixture with your hands to combine the ingredients.
  5. Using ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop out the meat mixture and roll out the balls. Gently press the center of the ball to get flat shape.
  6. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat
  7. Working in batches, cook Polpete on each side until browned and cooked through.


  1. Spread one side of bread slices with mayonnaise. Assemble the sandwich with Polpete and fresh parsley.


Entertaining tips:

  • Polpete Sandwich is a great option to serve at a kids’ party or to a children attending your dinner party.
  • It is also a great choice for your next tea party. You can make Polpete a day before and keep them in refrigerator and assemble the sandwich before your guests arrive.