Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mini Tuna Burger 迷你金枪鱼汉堡

I usually keep a few cans of tuna at home just in case I ran out of fresh ingredients to cook for the day. It's rather versatile, can be used for cooking pasta, sandwiches as well as burgers.

I made this tuna burgers for the first time today, they turned out pretty well and the soft buns with raisins gave extra points. I let little Ethan help to decorate each bun with the Santa sticks I bought during X'mas, that set him on a really excited mood and as expected, he happily finished his burger. :)

Preparation Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Serving for: 4 Burgers

4 round buns / burger buns

For Burger Patty (A):
1 250g canned tuna in mayonnaise
1 Egg
1/2 Onion, finely chopped
1/2 medium Tomato, finely chopped
Dash of salt and black pepper
4 table spoons of bread crumb
1 teaspoon of parsley / dill / basil
1 teaspoon of lemon

For burger Filling:
1 tomato, cut into slices
8 salad leaves - lettuce, butterhead etc

Step-by-Step Guides:
1. Mix all ingredient A together, make 4 patties using hands. Coat patty with a layer of flour then put in freezer for 30 minutes.
2. Cut buns into half, spread some butter. Lightly heat each side on a hot pan for 5 seconds. Set aside.
3. Heat up 2 table spoons of olive oil in a frying pan, fry each side of the patty until brown, about 3-5 minutes. Careful when turning the patty as it is rather soft.

To serve, assemble the burger with patty and fillings, add some ketchup if you like.