Sunday, April 11, 2010
Jamie Oliver's Cracking Burger - post 2
After much contemplation I did decide to post the recipe. It goes along with the premise of the book. He wrote it with the intention of getting people to cook again. The recipes are easy to follow and have picture tutorials throughout. He also wants people to pay it forward with cooking. Well I recently moved and don't know anyone out here well enough to tutor them in cooking so my blog will have to do it for me. Here's the recipe:
12 cream or plain crackers
8 sprigs of fresh Italian parsley
2 heaped tsp Dijon mustard
1 pound ground beef
1 large egg
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Wrap the crackers in a kitchen towel and smash up until fine, breaking up any big bits with your hands, and put them in a large bowl. Finely chop the parsley, including the stalks. Add the parsley, mustard, and ground beef into the bowl. Crack the egg and add a good pinch of salt and pepper. With clean hands, scrunch and mix everything up well. Divide into 6 and pat and mold each piece into a roundish shape about 3/4 inch thick. Drizzle the burgers with oil, put on a plate, cover and place in the refrigerator until needed (this helps firm them up).
We BBQ-ed them and melted cheddar on top. Jamie reccommends using a grill pan as well to cook the burgers. Place into a toasted bun and top with your favorite burger toppings. Enjoy!