The boys are crazy about burgers.
Well, i used to be one too once upon a time. :)
Because good burgers do not come cheap (we need at least 3 of them!), i decided to save some $$ and make a couple of decent patties myself. Psstt, at the end of the day, i realized you don’t really save that much of $$ afterall, especially when certain beef is used. Duh.
Somehow, people has this misconception about burgers. Whenever you mention burgers, the word unhealthy pops. Well, in a way, kinda.. but when you think about it, it’s really not that bad. Especially when little (olive) oil is used and lotsa fresh vegetables are piled on, not to mention, salad as side. Just skip the wedges or the fries! *as if we would* HAHA!
Anyway, what got me a teeny weeny bit excited when i was planning this meal was the bacon mayo.
A very easy to make bacon mayo but nevertheless, finger licking good still!
To make this easy bacon mayo, all you need to do is fry the bacon bits to crisp and mix them into mayonnaise, preferably, kewpie mayo! ;)
Uh huh, it is that easy! Apart from having this mayo with your fries, wedges and what nots, you can also slap some under your beef patty and savour it bite after bite as you bite into your juice-dripping-all-over-burger. Totally wicked i tell ya!
A Cracking Burger
To make burger patty
12 cream or plain crackers
500g good quality ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 onion, finely diced
a handful of grated cheddar
a pinch of cumin powder
a pinch of coriander powder
1. Smash crackers till fine, breaking up any big bits with hands and put them into a large bowl. Add everything else together and mix well with hands. Divide into 6-8 and pat, mold each piece into a roundish shape about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Put these onto a plate, cover and place in the fridge until needed.
1. Preheat a large grill pan on high heat. Turn the heat down to medium. Place the burgers on the grill pan and lightly press them down, making sure the patty is in full contact. Cook them to your liking for 3-4 minutes on each side.
6 lettuce leaves
2 tomatoes, diced
6 bacon, cooked
6 slices of Cheddar cheese
6 burger buns
1. Halve your burger buns and lightly toast them on grill pan with butter.
2. Assemble them accordingly.
3. Serve, preferably with some salad and wedges as sides.
I almost forgot to share the burger bun recipe that i used here which i quite dig. Grin. There i was, wondering what else can i write in this paragraph in between the photo above and the photo below. *slaps forehead*
143g fresh milk
25g caster sugar
250g bread flour
38g unsalted butter
sesame seeds, optional
For the method, please visit my Ramly Burger post.
Do note that the recipe used at Ramly Burger is different from this recipe. To be honest, i prefer this recipe. Less calories (no cream!) but equally soft and tasty! ;)
Ending the meal with a sweet note.
OH! no. 2 : patties made from crackers are pretty darn good! say, as compared to boring bread crumbs? (cracker idea inspired by Jamie O)