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burger patties

Recipe by
Annastiina Salonen
Vanhalinna, Varsinais-Suomi

I was researching the parts of a hamburger, burger patties this time. For the patties the meat is at its best when fresh and freshly minced and contains about 20% fat. In the patties the meat has the main role – the bread crumbs are used only a bit and sometimes not at all. This recipe has the basic seasonings but they may be switched according to your taste of course, whether you liked the milder or hotter. I have also written the recipe in Finnish, here:

yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Barbecue

Ingredients For burger patties

  • 1 kg
    minced meat according to taste
  • 100 ml
    bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp
    black pepper
  • ½ tsp
  • 100-200 ml
  • 1
  • 3 clove
  • 100 g
    green onion
  • salt

How To Make burger patties

  • 1
    Mix all the dry spice into the bread crumbs except for the salt and finally the milk and the eggs. Allow it to set for about 15 minutes. If the meat of your choice already has a high water content (such as chicken), try first adding less milk and then more, as long as the mix stays easy to handle.
  • 2
    1. Peel, wash and finely mince the onions. 2. Add the onions and the meat into the mix, making it even.
  • 3
    1. Divide the mix into balls according to the desired portion size. 2. Flatten the balls, for instance by pressing them between two baking papers, under a plate. If the mix has the right consistency this should be easy. 3. Right before cooking sprinkle the salt on both sides. The frying pan or grill should be hot.