It’s lunch time on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and our help is helping with the cleaning today. My kitchen is looking rather spotless. It only has a privilege of being this clean once a week.
Obviously a clean kitchen inspires me to give it a visit and add to it some character :). I need to make lunch, and as much as my dinners may be at times complicated, I enjoy simplicity with my lunches. No fuss or bells, just simple and delicious food.
Today I’m doing a beef burger cooked in duck fat, served with a sprinkle of cheese and pickled onions, tomato and mayonnaise, and a rocket/ horseradish salad.
What do you need?
- Ground beef or beef mince.
Sesame seeded bun
Veggies- onion, tomato, horseradish
Herbs- basil leaves, rocket
Spices- salt & pepper, cayenne pepper
Other: salti-cracks, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, mayonnaise.
What to do?
- The patty- mix in a food processor or blender; 6 salti-cracks, handful of basil, 20g of parmesan cheese and blend until crushed but not as fine as sand.
In a bowl; put in the mince, crumbs, 1 tsp of cayenne pepper, pinch of salt & pepper, 1 egg. Combine well and shape into patties. Don’t make them too thick.
In a hot pan, add in 2 tbs of duck fat, then the burger patty when just hot enough, not too hot. Brown each side, then in to the oven at 230 degrees for 10 minutes( for a medium burger preparation).
In the meantime, slice the onion and add in to a bowl with 100 ml of red wine vinegar, 1 tbs of brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Leave to pickle.
Cut slices of tomato, season with aromat or salt
Assemble your components. On the top half of the bun, place a slice of tomato and drizzle with mayonnaise.
On the bottom bun; place the patty, then the sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese, top with pickled onion.
Serve with a rocket and horseradish salad.