Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 163: Corned Burger Surprise

Leafing through the pages of a six-year old "Smart Parenting" magazine yielded a great result for my "pambaon" blues with the kids.  It was a Back-to-School and Father's Day issue and one of the features was a set of easy-to-follow recipes for children's snack or lunch in school. 

For a budget-conscious Mom like me, this is a perfect treat to make as it veers away from the more expensive ground beef since it makes use of corned beef instead and has shredded potatoes as extender. 

CORNED BURGER SURPRISE

Patty Mixture:
500 grams corned beef (I used the "por kilo" kind instead of canned)
600 grams potatoes (peeled, shredded and drained of excess liquid)
5 tbsp. onions, minced
5 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1-2 eggs (try one egg first as it might get too wet/soggy if too much egg is used)
cream cheese or ordinary processed cheese, sliced

for Sandwich assembly:
1-2 tbsp. canola oil for frying
burger buns
lettuce
tomatoes
mayonnaise or your choice of dressing

Mix together all patty ingredients until well incorporated. If mixture turns out too soggy, drain excess liquid on strainer before forming into patties.

Get a spoonful of mixture on the palm of your hand. Place a small piece of cheese in the center then add another spoonful of the mixture to hide the cheese and form into a patty.

Fry patties in hot oil. Drain on paper towels. Assemble on buns and serve.

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