Source: Carlton Food Network
Show Name: A Year At Ballymaloe
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Hamburgers With Ginger Mushrooms And Buffalo Chips

Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : A Year At Ballymaloe

15 grams butter
85 grams onion,finely chopped
45 grams freshly minced beef
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon freshly parsley,finely chopped
1 egg
salt and freshly ground black pepper
pork caul fat,(optional)
15 grams butter,up to 25
85 grams onion,finely chopped
225 gram mushrooms
salt and freshly ground black pepper
a squeeze of lemon juice
125 milliliter cream
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
20 grams nibbed almonds,lightly toasted
1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped hives

First make the hamburgers. Melt the butter in a saucepan, toss in the
chopped onion and sweat until soft but not coloured; then leave to get
cold. Mix the minced beef with the herbs and beaten egg, season with salt
and pepper, add the onion and mix well. Fry a tiny bit in the pan, taste
to check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Then shape into
hamburgers, 4-6 depending on the size you
require. Wrap each one loosely in caul fat if using. Keep refrigerated.

Next make the ginger mushrooms and keep aside. Melt the butter in a heavy
bottomed saucepan until it foams. Add the chopped onions, cover and sweat
on a gentle heat for 5-6 minutes or until quite soft but not coloured.
Meanwhile, slice and cook the mushrooms in hot frying pan in batches if
necessary. Season each batch with salt, pepper and a tiny squeeze of
lemon juice. Add the mushrooms tot he onions in the saucepan, then add
the cream , ginger and almonds and allow to bubble for a few minutes.
Taste and correct the seasoning, add parsley and chives used.

Scrub the potatoes and cut into wedges from top to bottom - they should be
about 2cm thick and at least 6.5cm long. If you like, rinse the chips
quickly in cold water but do not soak. Dry them meticulously with a tea
towel or kitchen paper before cooking. Heat the oil in the deep fryer to
180C/350F. You need to fry the chips twice, first at this temperature for
5-8 minutes depending on size, then drain.

Next fry the hamburgers and reheat the ginger mushrooms. Increase the
heat in the deep fryer to 220C/425F and cook the buffalo chips again, for
1-2 minutes, until crisp and golden. Shake the basket and drain the chips
well. Toss on to kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt.

Put the hamburgers on to hot plates, spoon some ginger mushrooms over the
side of the hamburgers and pile on the crispy buffalo chips. Put a little
green salad dressed in a well flavoured dressing on the side with one or
two cherry tomatoes and a perky spring onion.

James Lanka

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