Quick Pork Burgers
These chunky treasures are on a different planet from commercial burgers and just what you need in your freezer when you might have extra hungry people around. They don't take too long to defrost and are quick and easy for anyone to cook, so perhaps those hungry people might look after themselves.
1 onion, finely chopped
Drop of oil
500g 5% pork mince
50g panko crumbs
1.5 tsps. chilli flakes
1 tsp. paprika
zest of 1 lime
Large handful coriander coarsely chopped including stalks (or parsley)
Salt and pepper
Sweat the finely chopped onion with a drop of oil and a pinch of salt in a pan until translucent
Put all the ingredients into a bowl and use y our hand to squash everything together Using wet hands, form into four burgers
Lightly brush the burger (not the pan) with oil and cook in a frying pan or griddle pan for three to four minutes per side until cooked through.
The panko crumbs are important because they give softness to the burger. You can substitute ordinary breadcrumbs but, curiously crisp panko crumbs give the softest result.
As they are made of pork mince, you do of course want the burgers to be fully cooked all the way through. However, this will take a shorter time than you might expect. Over-cooked burgers dry out quickly.
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