Wednesday

'Ave a butchers..?

There must be something wrong with me.  No matter how many times I have told myself, warned myself, to buy my meat in the butcher, I keep coming home from the supermarket bags full of it and having a homer moment - Doh! Its ridiculous because the butcher, Nyhan Bros, is right there, beside the supermarket, no extra journey or stop involved! What is my problem?

I am trying though, and last week, as if to make up, I took a solo expedition across the road and bought 2lbs of mince.  A huge quantity, but it freezes so why not! I had a nose round to see what else they had, Venison steaks! Poussin! Rabbit! 

Oooo and corn fed outdoor reared chickens!! The little angel on my shoulders' tutting is becoming unbearable when I go to Tesco for a sunday bird, so thats good to know! I don't mind paying extra for an animal that has at least had a bit of craic before it walked the green mile.

I think I will have to tie a knot in my hanky, or laces at least, so I stop my zombie like march to the supermarket in time to remember the butchers! 

As for my mince? It was put to good use!

Lisas Saturday Burgers
You'll need
(for 4 quarter pounders)
1lb of lean minced beef
2 tsps worcestor sauce
2 tbsp of your favorite relish (we use onion or ballymaloe!)
15mls natural yoghurt or creme fraiche
2 tsps cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt and pepper

Method
Mix all ingredients together, I use a fork as well as my hands as it seems to break the meat up even more.  Divide into portions and make into patties with your hands.  Pop onto a hot oiled griddle or pan and fry.  Give them about two minutes each side.  Let them stand while you prepare the buns with everything you like and EAT EM UP!!

2 comments:

Aden Meyler said...

Hi Lisa-The burgers look great. We made homemade burgers over the weekend, too. I have to try to get to the butchers from now on instead, but I always forget!

Lisa said...

The meat is so much better!! This is a great recipe, if you get the lean mince!

Although they say pride comes before a fall - i had boasted to my brother about these and invited him over to taste them, i was so flustered i forgot to season them and they tasted like cardboard... it was very hard to take!! Although he didn't seem to notice, i still wanted to kick myself!!