The homemade hamburger


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Famous around the world in various different forms and shapes. Heres how I like to do mine.

You need:
Black Pepper,
anything else you like

The hard part is making the meat part of the burger.

Put the mince into a bowl, and put in, the herbs, oil, black pepper, and onion (only need a small ammount, and has to be chopped nice and finely).

Mash it all up with your hands, till its nice and consistent. The trick here, is the oil in the burger, when you put it onto the hot pan with some more oil, the oil in the middle of the burger heats up and thus the burger cookes from the inside out, so you dont burn the outside and still have a raw inside ;)

When finished frying, prepare the burger your favourite way(cheese, fried onion, tomato, letuce and a dolop of mayo is my way :p ).

Vegetable Burger

Serves 4.

1 medium potato
1 small carrot
2 scallions
1 stick celery
1/2 yellow pepper(optional)
1 clove garlic, cruches
50g butter or margarine
30g porridge oats/breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
50 ml water
1/2 teaspoon curry paste or powder
1.2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil to fry
Garnish: lettuce, tomato


1 Cut celery, scallions and pepper into 1/2 cm dice
2 Peel garlic and dice finely. Wash, peel and grate the carrot and potato.
3 Melt butter, sauté all vegetables very gently over a low heat for 3 minutes.
4 Stir in oats, water, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and curry paste or powder. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes.
5 Spread mixture on a plate, put to cool and set. Divide into 4 pieces, form into burgers using a little flour.
6 Fry burgers in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until brown - 6 minutes each side. Drain on kitchen paper.

Serve in a soft bu with lettuce, tomato and onion or with a baked potato and a side salad.