Monday, 29 March 2010

Spicy Pork Burgers
with Mint Raita

For the burgers

500g lean minced pork
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
1 green chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tsp cayenne
1 egg

For the coating

2 tbsp plain flour
1 egg, beaten
Fine breadcrumbs, made with 3 slices brown bread then seasoned with salt and pepper

Olive or sunflower oil to fry

In a large bowl, mix all the burger ingredients and season well.  Take heaped tablespoons of the mixture and form into patties, dip the patties into the flour and shake off any excess.  Dip the patties, one at a time into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs.  Leave them in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, to a medium temperature and put in the patties to fry for 3-4 minutes each side until golden brown.

For the raita

1 small carton natural yoghurt
1 tsp mint sauce
Black pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together and serve with the pork burgers.

Serving suggestion:   Pork burgers, new potatoes and corn on the cob
                                Burgers in small buns with salad and raita, served with potato wedges
                                Pitta bread with pork burger and sautéed onion and  pepper strips 

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