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MY BIG FAT GREEK BURGER!

14 September 2018

MY BIG FAT GREEK BURGER!

If it’s Greek, it’s on this burger. Fabulously rich lamb mince packed with our Mediterranean Roasts Rub; fried eggplant, tzatziki, hummus and feta! Now that’s what we call a burger.

-What you Need-

For the burger patties~

750g lamb mince

3 slightly heaped teaspoons of Cape Herb & Spice Mediterranean Roasts Rub Seasoning

Finely grated zest of a lemon

A large handful of flat leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped

1 slice white bread, blitzed in a food processor to make crumbs

1 large egg

For the minted tzatziki~

Cup of low fat plain Greek yoghurt

½ tsp minced garlic

A handful of mint leaves, finely chopped

A pinch of salt & pepper

For the fried eggplant~

1 large eggplant

2 Tbsp cake or bread flour

For serving~

4 burger buns

Hummus

Lettuce

Tomato, sliced

Red onion, finely sliced

Feta

-How it’s Done-

Mix all the tzatziki ingredients together and set aside so the flavours can develop. Slice the eggplant very finely, place in a colander and sprinkle generously with salt. Allow to stand for 15 minutes to draw the water out. In the meantime, mix all the burger pattie ingredients together, shape patties into balls and squash slightly (the thicker the better!) and panfry in olive, or vegetable oil until done to your liking. Remove and keep warm. Pat dry the eggplant slices, dust with flour and shallow fry until golden. Cut the burger buns in half, paint lightly with olive oil and grill cut-side down in a hot griddle pan to crisp up. To assemble, give the burger buns a generous schmear of hummus, layer on the rest of the ingredients and top with a substantial drizzle of minted tzatziki.

This recipe makes four generous 200g burger patties.

 

Recipe concept & photography by Lizet Hartley.

Lizet Hartley is a freelance stills and reel food stylist, food photographer and recipe developer. In her spare time she – rather predictably – cooks. Get more of her recipes on her blog at http://www.melkkos-merlot.co.za