Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 1: Veggie Burgers and Wedges

So it is actually Day 2 of 30 Day Blog September but I am about to tell you what I had for dinner last night.  And that is how this is going to work.  Because that is easier for me, and hey, why make this harder for myself than it has to be?  So if you want to know what I am having for dinner tonight you will have to come back tomorrow.  Glad we got that sorted.

Last night I was in a photo taking mood and so here is last nights dinner in great detail.

Mix together 1 cup of bean burger mix with about half a cup of water and 1/2 tablespoon of dark soy sauce.  Set aside to allow the beans to soften.  Recipe here: Best Bean Burgers

Slice the potatoes into quarters, then each quarter into 2-3 wedges.


Shake the potatoes in a bag (old bread bags are perfect for this) with 1-2 tablespoons of oil and any seasoning that takes your fancy.  I used a garlic infused oil that my lovely mother bought me at a food festival last year, and about a tablespoon of "bush spice" that was in a spice rack that my lovely sister gave me.


Place the wedges in a single layer on a baking tray.  Bake for 35-45 minutes at 220oC, depending on how crunchy you like your wedges.  Turn once about half way through cooking. 

Prepare your fillings.  I used beetroot, pickles, carrot, avocado, mushrooms and lettuce.  

The yummy rye bread rolls I bought were square.  Which is no problem for homemade burgers - just shape the patties to match the size and shape of your rolls.  I always shape mine on a plate and then use an egg flip to transfer it to the frying pan.

 The burgers where fried in a splash of oil with the mushrooms.  It is important to cover with a lid while frying to catch the steam which helps the burgers to cook.  No-one wants to bite into a too-crunchy soybean.


I prepared the buns with spreads (mustard, avocado, tomato sauce), beetroot and pickles while the burgers were frying.  And then I put this into the oven for a few minutes which warms them up nicely.

5 minutes on each side - perfect!

Assembled and ready to serve!

A sneak peak inside my burger.  Quite a tower!

1 comment:

sue15cat said...

Yummy....and lovely photos.

Sue xx