Usually, I make these in a batch and freeze them. They come in very handy if you are in a hurry. Just take them out the freezer, heat up and they are ready to eat either in a burger bun or by themselves. Another good reason to have them in the freezer is when you have unexpected guests, you don’t have to cook, ready-made burgers await you, just add in some salad and toppings. The cooking method is split in to three categories. It is not difficult, firstly the mince is cooked in the pan and then the potato element is cooked and then combined and fried. A must have for your freezer. This dish may seem difficult but believe me it is simple. Ideal for all occasions. Enjoy.
Suitable for: Gluten free, Dairy free,
Prep Time : 40-60 mins
Serves : 15-20 people
1.8kg minced lamb
6 garlic cloves peeled
6 inches ginger peeled /sliced
10 to 12 small green chillies (Strength varies please be cautious)
2 small to medium onions peeled/sliced
3 level tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
6 large potatoes boiled and mashed
1 ½ level tsp salt or to taste
¾ level tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp cumin powder
juice of 1 lime or lemon
handful of chopped coriander
5 large eggs
½ tsp salt or to taste
¼ tsp red chilli powder
Plain flour for coating
1 litre of oil for frying (I use sunflower)
To cook the lamb place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium heat until the water is dry
Whilst the mince is cooking keep stirring to avoid any lumps.
Once cooked leave on one side to cool
Add the mixture into a food processor and blend together and leave on one side
To make the potato element add the mashed potato in a large bowl with all its ingredients and mix well
Combine lamb and potato mixture well. You can taste this and adjust seasoning if required.
Divide and shape into small round burgers, you can make up to 20 to 30 burgers.
To fry whisk the eggs, salt and red chilli well in a bowl
Add some flour on a small plate
Heat the oil in the frying pan ensuring that it is hot enough so that when a drop of egg mixture is added it bubbles up straight away
Coat the burgers in flour then egg and then place in heated frying pan.
Turn when the egg has sealed on one side within 5 seconds. Continue to turn until the burgers are evenly golden all over.
Remove with a slotted spoon and place on kitchen towel to drain
Serve with chips or salad.