Patees (Beef patties)

Recipes from Maitha Al Shamsi, co-owner of Mama Tani café.

  • Serves 6-8

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 0
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 0g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0g


  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1kg ground beef
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 120g green peas
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 470g breadcrumbs


  1. In a pan, add the oil and fry the onions and garlic until translucent and soft. Add the beef and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Add the cumin, cinnamon and peas. Season well and leave aside.

  2. Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft. Remove from the water, peel and add the butter. Mash until there are no lumps and form small round potato balls, Make a big thumbprint in the middle and spoon the meat mixture into it. Cover the meat mixture with the potato and flatten (like a burger patty). Dip in the egg and cover with breadcrumbs. Deep fry until it becomes a deep golden colour, drain excess oil on a kitchen towel and serve warm.

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