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Recipe - Burgers and chips

posted 5 Apr 2011, 13:25 by Phil Young   [ updated 6 Apr 2011, 05:35 ]
This is a regular at our house - my 5 year old boy looks forward to "burger night".
This recipe makes 2 decent sized burgers.
  • 1 smallish onion
  • 250g lean steak mince
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Squirt of ketchup
  • Seasoning
  • 2 bread buns / sliced bread
  • 2 potatoes
  • Spray light oil spray

1) Finely chop a small onion and fry in a little oil (or spray light) until softened.

2) Transfer to a small bowl and allow to cool.

3) Whilst the onion is cooling, chop 2 potatoes into chips and microwave for 5 minutes on high.  Put the oven on to 200C.
4) Mix the mince, egg yolk and cooled onion together and season with ground black pepper and a little salt.
5) Spray a baking tray with spray light (20-30 sprays) and add the chips.  Shake the tray to coat the chips with the spray light and put them in the oven for 30 minutes.  Shake the chips every 10 minutes or so to stop them sticking and ensure they brown evenly.
6) Divide the burger mix into 2 equal parts and shape into thick round burgers.  Place them on a layer of cling film.

7) Cover the burgers with cling film and flatten them.  They will shrink in width and gain height when cooked.

8) Place the burgers in the fridge and go sit down.

9) When the chips have 10 minutes remaining, wipe a large frying pan with a little oil and heat on a high hob.

10) When the pan is hot, add the burgers and fry for a few minutes on each side to seal them.

11) Place the burgers in a baking tray and cook in the oven for 3-5 minutes until they are cooked to your liking.

12) Serve in a bread bun (or sliced bread if you forgot to buy buns) with the chips and whatever vegetables / salad you fancy.

13) Forget to take a photo of the finished dinner and take one half way through eating it. :o)