When looking for burger patty recipes I found that they all seem to require egg. Fjord is allergic to egg which rules this ingredient out for us. I was worried about leaving out egg thinking that they would fall apart, but they don’t. Basically you can use any recipe and simply leave out the egg. I have however made up the following recipe using chicken mince, which is a hit with our family. I don’t like touching raw meat so this method takes this into consideration.
Chicken Mince Burger
500g chicken mince
1 tsp mild curry powder
7ml sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
1 apple grated
30ml chopped fresh herbs
1 clove crushed garlic
125ml dried breadcrumbs
1tsp brown sugar
20ml soy sauce
Mix all the ingredients together, divide into 6 or 8 patties.
Lay clingfilm on the work surface and shape 2 patties at a time.
Using a dessert spoon shape into a ball (if you don’t mind touching meat just roll in your clean hands)
. Place balls on clingfilm, fold clingfilm over and press down with your hand, open the clingfilm
round any ragged edges with a dessert spoon.
Fry patties until golden brown and serve as usual or keep in the freezer folded in clingfilm.
Update – 8/8/14, I now have a Kitchen Craft burger press which cuts the whole shaping the patties production. Highly recommended.