Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Ultimate Veggie Burger. Courgette Fries.

This is a veggie burger loosely based on the idea of a burger that I bought from Tesco, (Caribbean sweet potato roast if you are interested). I also made courgette fries to go with the burger. 

To make six burgers you will need:
3 medium sweet potatoes.
1 egg.
1 tin of beans, I used Tesco three bean salad. You could use cannellini, chick peas, I think most beans would work. 
4 tablespoons of bread crumbs.
2 bulbs of roasted garlic, for how to roast garlic click here.
1 tablespoon of olive oil.
1 tea spoon of salt and pepper. 
1 heaped tea spoon of Tesco ingredient chilli and paprika paste. You could use a chopped chilli, chilli powder, smoked paprika or a mix of the three. 

Extras I used were, 
Brown Rolls,
Halloumi cheese. 

For the courgette fries you will need:
Two courgettes.
Bread crumbs.
Salt .
Spray oil. 

But we will come back to these later. 

To make the burgers take the roasted garlic put it in a large mixing bowl. Drain the beans and add them then using a blender mix the ingredients to form something that looks a bit like a dip, or you could mash with a fork for a chunky texture 

 Then add the egg and mix that in. 

Then add a heaped tea spoon of the paste, or your substitute of chilli and paprika powders. 

Mix that in and then add the olive oil. 

Take the sweet potatoes and stab them all over with a knife. place in the microwave for 5-7 minutes. 
Take them out of the microwave and peel and mash them. 

Add the sweet potato to the mix. 

Then add the 4 spoons of bread crumbs and mix well. 

Line a tray with baking paper to prevent sticking and then form the patties with your hands.  

Once these are formed leave in the fridge for a minimum of 20 mins or if you are making the fries just until the fries are nearly cooked. 

To make the fries chop the courgette into batons.  

Pour some bread crumbs on a plate and mix with salt and pepper. Then coat the courgette in the bread crumbs coating each side. 

Once coated place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. 

Spray liberally with the oil and put in the oven for 30 minutes at 200. 

When the fries are about 5 mins from being done take the burgers out of the fridge. Rip the paper so the patties are on their own bit of paper. this will make it easier to put in the pan. Heat the pan to a medium heat with some oil and then place the burger in the pan. Leave for 4-5mins. 
Alternatively you can bake these in the oven for 30 minutes at 200. 

Take the fries out of the oven. 

Flip the burger, leave for another five minutes then take it out and place on the bun. 

Slice some halloumi and put this in the pan for a couple of minutes and then flip. 

Add to the burger, put some avocado on top and it is ready to serve. 

A really substantial burger that is vegetarian.  

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