Next time you're after a hamburger don't give in to the Fast Food Restaurants up the streets, make your own hamburgers at home that taste great and are good for you too. They're quick and easy to make, and go great with a side of sweet potato chips.
The Chips: 500g Sweet Potato
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1. Preheat the oven to 210º and lightly spray a baking tray with olive oil. I like to use the olive oil sprayers that you can buy from kitchen stores, and then just refill it with my own olive oil. 2. Peel the sweet potato and cut into chips. Make them around about 1cm thick. 3. In a bowl mix sweet potato, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and chili flakes. 4. Lay sweet potato chips on the tray, make sure they are all flat on the tray with none lying on top of each other. Sprinkle them with a little extra sea salt. 5. Bake the chips in the oven for 10 minutes. Then turn them all over and bake for a further 10 minutes.
While the sweet potato chips are baking you can get started on your burgers.
1. In a bowl combine the mince, salt, mustard, and egg yolk in a bowl. Add the breadcrumbs as necessary to bind the burgers together. Shape into patties. 2. Heat pan with olive oil over high heat. Add the burgers and cook until golden brown. 3. Lower heat and and flip burgers, cooking for a further 4-5 minutes. While burger is cooking cover the face up side with a slice of meat. 4. Prepare buns with burgers, sliced tomato, and lettuce.
To add more flavour to your burgers add jams or sauces. We used a homemade onion jam and a sweet chili and tomato jam from Taste by Irene from the Norwood Community Markets.
Serve burgers and chips on a plate, tuck in, and enjoy.