Wednesday, February 11, 2009

homemade burger patty

category: snack
servings: makes 8 patties.

since i've been making homemade dishes lately, i decided to make burger patties as well. while i was making lumpia, i reseved some to make into patties.

this is much better than that of the fast food burger patties since the patties are also loaded with vegetables like carrots and potatoes. however, you can also add cabbage or bean sprouts if you like.

for my burger patty i used the recipe from my lumpiang shanghai entry minus the shrimp.

1/2 cup ground pork
1 large carrot, shredded
1 medium potato, shredded
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 spring onion, diced
1 egg
salt and pepper
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
wax papers

just mixed all the ingredients except the wax paper. combine well using your hand. take about 2 tbsp. of the meat mixture and roll into a ball using your palm. place the ball shaped mixture in the center of a 4''x4'' wax paper. cover with another wasx paper and press using your palm until about 1/4'' thick. freeze until ready to use. no need to thaw to cook. just take out the wax paper linings and pan fry with a little oil or grill in a grill pan.

there are so many ways to assemble a burger and this is how i prepare ours:
1- i sliced the burger bun in half then since i don't have a grill pan, i just placed them on a hot skillet over fire to brown them. turn to brown the other side. i used sandwhich spread instead of mayonnaise for more flavor. i put spread on both the buns.

2- on the bottom half of the bun, i placed lettuce leaves.

3- then the cheese slice for me and makuy. no cheese for kim since he's not a cheesy person.

4- on top of the cheese is the cooked burger patty. just take off the wax paper linings then fry in a pan until brown with a little oil. it's even much better if you grill them.

5- put the tomato slices.

6- lastly, the cucumber slices. then cover with the top half of the bun.