I like to do everything in an over the top manner. For example, look at this Juicy Chicken Burger with Fried Eggplant. I've stuffed it as much as I could. Here's a list of delicious things that I've stuffed it with:
1.) The burger patty is flavored with red bell pepper, oregano and paprika.
2.) Fried Eggplant Slices (cuz yum - it also adds a nice texture and depth of flavor).
3.) Tomatoes, lettuce and cheese (cuz no burger is complete without these three).
4.) Coriander Garlic Yogurt Dressing (it's delicious, refreshing and a nice change from other condiments).
5.) FRIES! FRIES!
It may look like this is a burger that's high maintenance. It needs too much of this and that to be completed, but seriously this is one of the best chicken burgers I've ever had. The individual steps are very easy too. And when you take a big juicy bite of the burger, it will be all worth it. You'll get the juicy chicken patty, the soft toasty bun, the creamy garlicky dressing, the fried eggplant, melty cheese, and crispy lettuce with the juicy freshness of tomatoes. And fries too, if you opt to stuff your burgers with them. 😉
It'll be mind blowingly delicious. I promise.
Juicy Chicken Burger with Fried Eggplant
- For the Chicken Patties
- 500 grams minced chicken
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- Fresh breadcrumbs I used 2 slices of white bread - and processed them in the food processor
- For the Fried Eggplant:
- 1 medium eggplant sliced in thin rounds (about 1/2 inch thick)
- 1/2 cup oil for frying
- For the Coriander Garlic Yogurt Dressing:
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 cup coriander leaves
- 1 1/2 cups yogurt
- Salt to taste
- For Assembling the Burgers
- Burger Buns
- Lettuce leaves
- Sliced tomatoes
- Cheese I used cheddar
- French fries I bought mine frozen and baked them
- For the Chicken Patties
- Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and place in the fridge (covered) for 1-2 hours.
- For frying the chicken patties: Shape them into medium thick patties (about the size of your palm) and place them into medium hot oil and fry until golden brown. It will take about 2 minutes on each side.
- For the Fried Eggplant Slices
- In a medium fry pan, heat oil on a medium high heat, and place the eggplant slices. Fry until golden brown, it will only take a few minutes. Place on kitchen paper to drain extra oil.
- For the Coriander Garlic Yogurt Dressing
- Pulse the garlic and coriander leaves in a food processor or chopper, until finely chopped.
- Add this and the salt to yogurt and mix until combined.
- Assembling the burgers
- Toast the burger buns lightly in a fry pan.
- Spread the coriander garlic yogurt dressing on both sides of the bun. Place the lettuce, then the chicken patty, top it with cheese, fried eggplant, tomatoes and fries if you wish.
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