Homemade Burgers with Wedges

Wedges

 Get the wedges in the oven baking first, then while they cook you can make the burgers.

  • 1 medium potato per person dining

  • 1 Tbsp flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 Tbsp oil

  • 1 tsp mixed herbs (optional)

    Scrub potatoes, leave skins on.  Slice potatoes into wedges and place in a plastic bag.  I reuse bread bags for this, as they are thicker, they work quite well.  Put flour, salt and herbs (if using) into the bag with the potatoes and shake so they are covered in flour.  Add oil to the bag and shake until wedges are covered in oil.  Spread in a single layer in the base of an oven proof or roasting dish.  Bake in oven at 200 degrees for 30 minutes.  Turn the wedges over 2-3 times during cooking to crisp evenly and avoid sticking to the base of the pan.

    Meat patties (you can use pre-made if you have in your freezer, or below are instructions to make your own)

  • 100g beef mince for each person dining

  • 1 egg

  • 1 Tbsp breadcrumbs for each person dining (if you don’t have breadcrumbs ground Weetbix can be used)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional flavour boosters – 1 Tbsp tomato sauce, 1 tsp mixed herbs, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp garlic (crushed or granules)

  • For a vegetarian option you could make a chickpea patty or grill some cheese, such as Havarti. 

  • Put mince in a bowl.  Add other ingredients and mix well.  You can use your hands to mix, if you find this easier.  You want this to be well combined, but not too wet to easily form into a patty shape, so add more breadcrumbs (Weetbix) if you need to make it drier.  Roll into the number of patties required, then flatten until approx. 2 cm thick.  Put in an oven proof dish and bake at 180 degrees for approx. 20 minutes.  Turn over half way through cooking so they are brown on each side.  When cooked the juices will run clear if you poke it in the middle.

    Coleslaw

  • ½ cabbage

  • 2-3 carrot

  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise

Finely slice the cabbage, grate the carrot and combine in a bowl, with the mayonnaise (if using). 

Burgers

  • 1 burger bun per person (if you don’t have buns you can just use bread and make a chunky sandwich, pop the bread in the toaster)

  • 1 scoop coleslaw

  • 1 squirt tomato sauce or relish (optional)

Split the burger bun and put on an oven tray.  Heat at 180 degrees for 5 minutes. 

To assemble spread the tomato sauce/relish (if using) on the bottom bun.  Place the patty on this, then top with coleslaw.  Top with the other bun.  You can also add a slice of cheese, beetroot slices, pineapple, grated carrots, gherkins or any of your other burger favourites during the assembly phase. 

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