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Thai Style Pork Burgers

If you’re looking for something a little bit different from the usual beef burger? You can’t go wrong with these tasty pork alternatives, how you garnish your burger is entirely up to you, lettuce, bacon, tomato, chilli sauce, bun or no bun, go on, get creative

I’m cooking my burgers in a frying pan, but you can use the BBQ, grill, oven however you choose,

For something a little different, instead of burgers, you can make meatballs, serve with salad for a healthy alternative

This recipe will serve 4 people

Shopping list

200g of Pork mince

half a fine chopped lemon grass stalk

2 shredded lime leaves ( optional, you can get these in a good supermarket)

1 finely grated garlic clove

an inch piece of finely grated fresh ginger (don’t bother to peel)

1 finely chopped red chilli ( leave the seeds in!)

the zest of a lime

a small handful of fresh coriander chopped

pinch of salt

lightly whisked egg

100g of plain flour for coating

Method the minced pork, lime leaves, lemon grass, garlic, salt, zest, ginger, coriander, chilli, and a good couple of pinches of cracked black pepper into a bow, get your hands in and give it a good mix

2. Add the egg and mix well

3. Divide the mix into 4 equal balls, flattening lightly but don’t squash too much

4. Chill for about 10 minutes in the fridge

5. season the flour with salt and pepper, lightly dust your burgers with the seasoned flour

6. Now heat a frying pan and add a splash of rapeseed oil, cook the burgers for approximately 6/8 minutes on each side until cooked thoroughly

7. You can now serve your burgers in any way you want to

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