Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chicken Burgers with Spinach and Cheese

With the exception of the occasional chicken nugget and fish stick, my son is vegetarian. I don't know what his problem is with meat and it's difficult to get him to try new things in general.

When he was three, he told me that he'd eat a hamburger when he was four. On his fourth birthday I took him to McDonalds, but he changed his mind.

When he was five, Meredith and I were telling him about the different animals we've eaten: chicken, fish, duck, frog, etc., when he said "I bet you can't eat a cow!" Meredith and I laughed and said "what do you think hamburgers are made of? Mmmmmmmm."

One day I'll get Jacob to eat a burger. Maybe he'll try a chicken burger first. With cheese.

Maybe not.

Chicken Burgers with Spinach and Cheese
  • 1/2 orange pepper, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb (550g) ground chicken
  • 150 g (1/2 package) frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded old cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a nonstick or cast iron fry pan and fry garlic and peppers until soft (about five minutes).

  2. Transfer pepper and garlic to a bowl and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  3. Combine pepper mixture, chicken, spinach, cheese, bread crumbs and egg and mix thoroughly.
  4. Form into six patties about 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Using the second tablespoon of oil, fry patties on medium-low until cooked through (about 5-8 mintues each side). Use additional oil if necessary.
Recipes by the Haggis and the Herring: tasty world recipes tested in our kitchen


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