Sophie's Burger With Sweet Potatoes Fries


For the burger:
325 gr minced meat/ I allways use a mix of pork & 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, Italian parsley or curled, you choose/ par
1/2 white onion, peeled & grated
1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds, roasted in a dry pan for about 5 minutes on medium high heat. Set aside. Turn the heat
1 egg, beaten
3 inches sweet potatoes, peeled & cut up into wedges or battons
1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons of sweet smoked paprika/ I use Pimentón de la Vera. This is smoked dulce paprika.
To serve with:
2 inches purple sweet onions, peeled & cut up into rings, baked a pan with some baking marga
fresh young lettuce leaves
2 Kumato tomatos, washed, dried with kitchen paper & cut into slices
4 burger buns, cut open horizontally or 4 ciabatta's or 4 dinner rolls


First make the meat mix. Take a foodprocessor & put the meat, the beaten egg, the chopped parsley, the breadcrumbs, the grated onion, the grinded fennel seeds & some Maldon sea salt & black pepper in it. Pulse or mix everything together until it resembles all mixed. Taste. Season extra according to taste.
With a spoon, make 4 burgers out of the mix. Flatten them with your hands.
Put them in clingfilm & place into the fridge. I leave them there for about 2 hours.
After 2 hours, take the meat out of the fridge. Take away the clingfilm.
Preheat the oven to 220 ° C.
Take a non stick baking dish, I used 2. Place the sweet potato wedges in it, in a single layer.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to each baking dish, evenly divided.
Add half of the 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper to each baking dish. Evenly scattered.
Add 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika to each baking dish, evenly divided.
Add some Maldon sea salt to each baking dish.
Take your hands & mix everything together.
Place into the oven & bake until sticky & cooked trough. Sometimes this will take 20 minutes, depending on the size of the wedges or battons.
In the mean time, take a large non stick pan & heat up on high. Add baking margarine. When melted & sizzling, add your 4 burgers & bake until cooked trough. Bake on high heat the first 5 minutes on both sides & turn the heat down for the last 5 minutes.
If you want, you can bake your onion rings now because these will take only 10 minutes to bake. Keep warm.
To serve: take your dinner roll & smear the bottom with mayonaise. Put lettuce on it. Place your burger on it. Put ketchup on that. Add a slice of the tomato. Put some baked onion rings on that & add some extra lettuce leaves. Top with the other half of dinner roll, smeared with ketchup! Serve your sweet potato fries on the side! They are spicy & so good!!
Enjoy it twice!




I love this combination! The original recipe is from Bill Granger. How I love this man! I have all his books!

I love the way he cooks! He cooks healthy & with a twist!


4.0 servings


Monday, November 30, 2009 - 4:14pm


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