Sunday, 22 July 2012

Homemade Burgers


There are a million different ways to make a burger. Let's start with the patty. If you're going with the standard beef, then what cut? Skirt, silverside, rump? But, of course, there's also chicken, turkey, lamb, and or even buffalo, kangaroo and the other more exotic meats. Then, do you add spices and herbs, or just salt and pepper. Do you add tomato puree? Onions? Caramelised or raw? 

Next the bun. Regular soft white roll? Crusty white roll? Seeded? Or should you go with something a little more posh, a brioche roll? 

The toppings, then. Which cheese? Cheddar, edam, brie, or, dare I say it, processed slices? (I must confess, I love processed cheese slices on a burger). What else? Pickles? Onion (again)? Lettuce? Egg? Bacon? The sauce. Mayo and ketchup? Or just mayo? Or just ketchup? Or something else?

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Thai Red Chicken Curry


Today's been a busy day, with eating a hog roast barm and buying ox cheeks at the Southsea Food Festival to watching the Olympic torch go past my flat. The hog roast was run by the same people that do the farmers' market... I get one every time and the lads recognise me now. I'm hoping that means I'm now a regular and get extra crackling.