Saturday, 11 February 2012

Thai Chicken Burgers

Kaffir Lime with it's distinctive "double leaf"

Thai Chicken Burgers
                                        with apple slices

(Makes 4)
These delicious burgers make a quick and healthy mid-week dinner option, and the lime soaked apple slices make for a wonderfully zingy flavour hit.

Chicken Patties
500 grams chicken mince
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 large red chilli 
1 clove garlic
1 inch ginger finely grated
1/2 cup coriander
1 kaffir lime leaf (remove central vein)*
1 lime (zest only)
plain flour to coat

Burger Fillings
1 granny smith apple
1 lime (juice only)
tomato sliced
sweet chilli sauce

4 bread rolls of your choice

1.Finely slice the apple and place in a bowl with the juice of one lime. Set aside for later.
2.Finely chop the chilli, garlic, coriander and kaffir lime leaf.
3. In a large bowl combine the chopped ingredients with the ginger, lime zest, breadcrumbs and chicken and stir well until combined.
4. With wet hands (to avoid sticking) shape the mix in to four equal size patties and coat lightly in plain flour.
5. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
6. Compile your burgers, making sure to shake any excess lime juice off your apple slices.

*the kaffir lime is part of the citrus family, it's fragrant leaves are frequently used in thai cooking, they can be found in speciality asian food shops and some supermarkets (and for friends reading, in my garden).  If you can't find them, you can leave them out.

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