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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Mini burgers

Mini hamburgers

These mini burgers were made for what I termed a "Superbowl Saturday" that we had a couple of months ago. We invited some fellow kiwis (and one Australian!) to come over to watch an All Blacks game. Nothing to do with the real Superbowl, but I thought it would be fun to call it that and make some suitably themed food.

I made deconstructed nachos, mini pizzas, buffalo wings and mini burgers. The burgers were the only thing I took a photo of - they were so cute! Things taste so good in miniature.

The Buns:

I followed a recipe on the back of the yeast packet for dinner rolls and baked them in small patty pans.

2 cups (300g) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 sachet instant dry yeast
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons buter, melted & cooled
3/4 cup warm water

1: Mix together flour, salt, sugar and yeast. add beaten egg, butter and warm water to make a soft sough. Beat with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes to form a stiff batter. Cover with plastic wrap and stand in a warm place until doubled in size. Grease a 12 cup deep patty pan (as I said, I used a 24 cup small patty pan) with oil.

2: Stir down dough and spoon batter into prepared patty cups. Leave to rise in a warm place until dough has risen to top of cups. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 220 degrees C.

3: Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

4: Tip them on to a rack and cool slightly.

The patties:

I never follow a recipe to make meat patties, so this is a rough guide only!

150 g pork mince
150 g beef mince
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed or diced
1 carrot, diced
1 egg, lightly beaten
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together and, with wet hands, mould into small patties.
Fry in a saucepan until cooked.

Cut the tops off the small buns and assemble the burgers. A bit of lettuce, a bit of cheese, a meat patty and sauce. Cuteness in a bun!

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