Pork sliders with homemade fluffy buns and a ‘pickle’

 

Homemade pork sliders with a 'pickle'!
Homemade pork sliders with a ‘pickle’!

It’s Saturaday again, the week has gone past so quickly. I’m quite exhausted already, I wouldn’t mind another holiday ☺️.

Our help is here to help with the cleaning up of the house today. I always enjoy making something for everyone for lunch. And her being here is an opportunity for someone else to try my food. And I love cooking, but I hate cleaning up. So Saturday lunch time is the best time to cook.

Today I’m making pork sliders with Camembert and pecorino cheese, pickled red onions on a home made mini bun.

What do you need? Serves 4

  • For the bun- 200g wheat flour, 1 1/2 tsp of yeast, 30ml of olive oil, 130 ml of milk, 2/3 tsp of salt, 30g of sugar, 1 egg

  • For the burgers- 350g of pork mince, 75 of grated Parmesan cheese, 1 hot dog roll, paprika, cinnamon, salt & pepper.

  • Red onion

  • Mayonnaise and tomato sauce

What to do?

  • Start with the fresh buns. I’ve made this type of bun before but I’m messing with proportions today.

In a pot on a low heat add milk, oil, salt and sugar. Whisk to combine, take off the stove when it starts to boil.

In a large bowl add sieved flour and yeast, then add the warm milk solution. Mix well then add the egg. On a clean floured surface place your mix. Knead until soft.

Placed outside in the sun
Placed outside in the sun

 

Then back onto the bowl, cover with a cloth and place in a warm place for 45 minutes.

 

While waiting for the dough to rise, start making the burger patties.

 

 

 

Place the pork into a large bowl, add spices; 1 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of ground pepper, 1/2 tsp of salt. Then make the breadcrumbs: break 1 hot dog roll into pieces and place in a food processor with a pinch of salt and pepper. Blitz until fine than add into the pork mince mixture. Grate 75g of Parmesan onto the mince as well. Fold( combine) these ingredients with the pork mince. Be gentle, don’t make the mince mushy.

When you’re finished, mould into little patties and let them rest before cooking.

Now do the pickle. Slice the red onions into rings, then put them in a bowl with 100ml of red wine vinegar, 1 tbs of brown sugar, pinch of salt and pepper. Let this infuse into the onions for at least 30 minutes.

After the dough has been in a warm place for 45 minutes, put back onto the floured surface and make small dough balls. Place these on an oven dish coated with olive oil and then baking paper. Place the balls onto the oven pan. Put back onto the warm surface for another 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. After 30 minutes put the oven tray into the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 35-40 minutes.

 

While the buns are in the oven, start cooking the burgers. Place your molded patties into a pan at high heat. Brown each side then place into the oven at 180 degrees celcius to finish cooking, for 10 minutes.

imageWhen everything is cooked, I’m serving this buffet style, self service. People can put whatever they like onto their burgers.

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Homemade sliders: served!
Homemade sliders: served!

 

 

So I have the burgers, buns, a platter with the pickled onions, slices of Camembert and pecorino cheese, greens and olives. With a mayonnaise and tomato sauce ‘sauce’, ratio: 2:1.

And Bon Appetit!

 

Author: preciousgarnett

I'm a multi-faceted young woman. I'm a proud mom to a now 5 year old 😜. I'm a daughter, I'm a sister and a friend to a few people. I'm a medical doctor by profession, passionate about infectious disease, primary health care and public health. I live food, from thinking about it, cooking it to eating it. Health and Nutrition fanatic. I live by a few chants...: 1. Before I do anything whether related to food or not, I ask myself ' Is it worth the calories?' Whether literally or figuratively( i.e. Is the decision worth the stress, effort, investment) 2. What you put in must come out! If you don't let it out, it settles on your tummy and hips. 3. 'Everything happens for a reason'. I try reflect on situations I find myself in, whether by choice or not. And look for Lessons I'm meant to learn from them, in order to grow.

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