Tuesday, April 19, 2016

L.A. Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

1 lb 2 oz ground pork
1/2 onion, grated
1/2 tsp fennel seeds, lightly toasted and crushed
1/2 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 tsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
sea salt

To serve
hamburger buns
arugula leaves
roasted red pepper
1 red onion, thinly sliced
sweet potato fries (see below


  1. Put the pork, onion, fennel, breadcrumbs, egg, and parsley in a large mixing bow. Season well with salt and pepper and then use your hands to mix everything together thoroughly. Shape the mixture into four patties, then cover and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a frying pan over high heat. Add the patties and cook 4-5 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
  3. Place the patties in hamburger buns and top with arugula, roasted pepper and a few slices of red onion. Serve with sweet potato fries.

2 lb 4 oz sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
sea salt

Preheat the oven to 450° F. Toss the sweet potato with the olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper and sea salt. Scatter them in a single layer on a large baking tray and bake for 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until the fires are golden brown.


Notes: I think this was my first pork burger. I liked it. Maybe not as much as southwestern chicken burgers, but still tasty. We didn't have arugula, but it worked with lettuce.

Source: Simple Honest Food, pg 109.

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