Salt Crusted Burgers
Recipe Type: main course
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Serves: 2
Inspired by Robert L Wolke from What Einstein Told His Cook. I know what constitutes the perfect burger is really a personal thing. So please feel free to take this recipe and customize it.
  • 250g (1/2lb) minced (ground) beef
  • ½ bunch chives, finely chopped
  • mayonnaise, preferably homemade
  • mixed salad leaves
  • 2 good quality hamburger buns, English muffins or pannini,
  1. Place 1 scant teaspoon fine sea salt in a skillet or heavy based frying pan and shake to cover the base. Heat over a medium high heat for 3 minutes or until very hot.
  2. Meanwhile, combine beef and chives and season well with black pepper only. Form into 2 burger patties.
  3. Cook burgers for approx 3 minutes. Lift the burgers out of the pan, shake the pan to redistribute the salt to where the burgers were. Return burgers uncooked side down and sear for another 3 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
  4. Spread mayo on the insides of your bread. Place beef on the bottom half. Top with leaves and finally the top of the bun/muffin.
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