They say you can have too much of a good thing, but I believe that some good things are exempt from that. You can never have too much money, you can never be too happy and you can never ever have too many burgers. Burgers are the perfect food for me. They can stand alone, be paired up with chips or serve as the focal point of a big dinner. That said, if you ate the same type of burger every day, I couldn’t blame you for being put off. If you have a burger obsession but want some variety in your meals, then have fun with these ways of getting a burger a day.
It’s hard to beat the classics. Get the traditional burger started with a bowl of minced meat and chopped onion, mixing it together with an egg yolk to make to all stick together. After it’s mixed, give it a little bit of seasoning, adding mustard, tomato sauce and some breadcrumbs before wrapping it in tin foil and give it 30 minutes in the fridge. Once it’s out the fridge, form the burger shape you want, fry it on a cast iron skillet then top it off with whatever takes your fancy.
Switching it up now to the chicken burger, which is the ideal, lunchtime snack. For this one you’ll take some chicken breast and mix it together with a little salt and pepper, garlic, parsley and once again mixing it together with an egg yolk. No need to refrigerate it, just fry it on a skillet or even a normal pan and you can get to topping your tasty chicken burger in no time.
Time for your first super healthy burger of the week. Fish burgers are tasty and good for you, and let you test out your burger making skills, but you’ll need to get your hands dirty. Season the fish before anything else, then the fish in flour, dunk it into egg yolk and finally the breadcrumbs. Wash your hands of all that dry and sticky mixture then get to frying your fish burger. When it comes to toppings, some tartare sauce may go better than the usual ketchup and mayonnaise.
Rounding off with another deliciously nutritious option, you definitely won’t feel guilty with a veggie burger. Use black or white beans as your main mixture, and then just mix into the patty whatever floats your boat. My personal favourite would be adding onion, carrots, egg white and various seasonings and spices.
Now that you’ve got the main burger bases down you can get inventive with what you’re putting into it. Try out some different spices, unusual vegetable toppings and even a half and half burger if you want to mix things up. Get all your burger ingredients for good value with an iceland voucher and find the perfect sides to go with it. You can’t go wrong with the classics like chips, coleslaw and corn on the cob, but if you’re having burgers as often as I do, it’s nice to have a little variety.