Sunday, February 13, 2011
Home-made Healthy burgers
We took advantage of an exquisitely warm, calm evening, by lighting the braai and making some fresh burger patties. Who said your average Wednesday night meal can't be healthy, tasty or romantic?! We traded buns for some potato wedges, tossed in olive oil, salt and some chilli flakes, baked in the oven and patted of excess oil. The patties were made of lean mince; half an onion, finely chopped; a tsp chilli flakes; salt; an egg; 2 tbsp bread crumbs; all mushed together and divided into 4 large patties.
Instead of a bun, we used cos lettuce and stuffed it full of gherkins, tomato, onion and a sprinkle of grated cheese. But what turned out to be the real heros of the meal, were the grilled mushrooms – grilled on one side, turned over and brushed with butter, salt and crushed garlic, left to grill on that side, before turning them over to brown the garlic. Delicious!
We even got to have a toast – Castle Lite has all of the alcohol and half the kiljoules! So one bottle counts as one unit = one for me, two for the Boyfriend. Cheers!