Since I have discovered the lamb mince at the Foreign food mart in Itaewon, I have decided it is about time to get a little bit more lamb in my life. Last week I was really craving a nice big juicy lamb burger, so I planned to make these for dinner. I even got up a little early and make some homemade buns to put them in. It was one of the best dinners we have had in a long time and I’m so glad I made that extra effort to get out of bed so we could have fresh bread. It really did make all the difference. I even whipped up a batch of my onion jam to go inside them. Which is now available to buy at the Pinoy Mart. If you want to make your own bread rolls too, just follow my recipe for herby garlic bread but shape them into rolls instead of one big loaf. The other day I was even lucky enough to find fresh coriander in my local Korea supermarket so keep an eye out for it.
1kg lamb mince (bought at the foreign food mart in Itaewon)
4 cloves of garlic
1 large bunch of coriander (local Korean mart, if you cant find it use the dried)
1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin
100g of panko crumbs
Finely chop the onions and garlic then fry off in a little olive oil for a few minutes until translucent. Mix the mince lamb with the cumin, chopped coriander fried garlic and onion. Then stir in the panko crumbs and beaten egg. Form into burger shapes (I made 4) then fry or bake them in the oven until they are cooked through. This may take a while in a frying pan so its best to keep them on a low heat to stop them burning. Once they are done pop them into a homemade bun with a slice of cheese and some onion jam. Serve with homemade potato wedges.
To make the potato wedges cut a few potatoes into wedges. Toss with a little olive oil and some sea salt then bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Voilà the best ever homemade burger and chips.