Heat oil in a cast iron skillet on medium-low heat - reaching about 350 F
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Drop a heaping tablespoon into the oil and gently press the patties flat to about 1/4 inch thickness
Cook for about 30-45 seconds on each side, until golden brown
Transfer to a paper towel covered dish to soak up excess grease
Garnish with fresh parsley (optional) and serve while warm
Yields about 10-12 patties