October 9, 2007

Breakfast Burgers

In my post on potato pancakes, I talked about the elaborate breakfasts that we whip up together on weekends. Here is one of those. There’s equal participation from S in this and the omelette is in fact his creation. We can’t dream of making such stuff for breakfast on a working day, but a weekend is a completely different story.

To break away from the usual omelette, hash browns and juice/milkshake combo, we decided to make burgers. We had some buns lying in the house and so I got this great idea. The burgers weren’t the greasy, mayo filled burgers that one gets outside, but they were rich on the whole. And they kept us going for the next 5-6 hours.

For the omelette:

4 Eggs
2 Onions, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1 Capsicum, finely chopped
1 tsp Green Chilli Paste
1 tsp Mixed Herbs (Oregano, Parsley, Basil)
1 tbsp Coriander, chopped
Salt to taste
½ cube Low Fat Cheese, grated

For the Hash Brown Patties

1 cup Potato, grated
1 Onion, finely chopped
¼ tsp Green Chilli Paste
½ cube Low Fat Cheese, grated
¼ tsp Mixed Herbs (Oregano, Parsley, Basil)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Butter/Olive Oil for frying

2 Burger Buns

Beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Heat some butter/oil in a frying pan and pour this mixture gently into the pan. Cook for a few minutes and flip over carefully. Cook on the other side for a couple of minutes. Remove from fire and keep aside.

Pat the grated potato on a towel until dry. Place in a bowl and mix the other ingredients with the potato. Form small patties and shallow fry in a pan using a little oil. Cook these on a slow flame so that the patties are evenly cooked.

Slit the burger buns in two. Apply a little butter to the cut side of the buns and toast on a griddle.

To assemble:

Take the lower half of each bun and place a piece of the omelette on top. Place the hash brown patty over this and cover with the upper portion of the bun.

Presenting your weekend brunch indulgence.

Off this goes to dear Kanch of Married to a Desi as my entry to WBB # 16.

And I have a long way to go before I start taking good pictures. But that’s not going to stop me from participating in the photography event hosted by blogosphere’s favourite couple. All my pictures, unless otherwise specified, are taken using the still picture setting of my small palm sized handycam: The Samsung Miniket VP M2100. Unlike most of my fellow bloggers, I use a 2.1 megapixel camera to take pictures. (I do have some pictures taken using a 3.2 megapixel Kodak camera as well.)

This last picture of the burger is the one I like best and I am sending this to Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi for their Click event.

19 comments: said...

Thanks for the entry Raaga!!!!! Very creative.


Raaga said...

Wow Kanch... that was quick :-)

welcome :-)

Kribha said...

yum...My stomach is grumbling. Burgers with hashbrown patties, Omelette and, that's a feast. Nice pictures.

KayKat said...

That truly looks delicious! I want some of those potato patties now! :)

S said...

they look so juicy n good

Apple said...

Burgers look delicious Raaga....So this's what you were talking about the lighting probs in your last comment in my blog..:D

Asha said...

I made a similar Omelette too.Burgers look delicious. Last photo is so good, great entry or entries!:))

musical said...

Me too, i love special b'fasts over weekends :). Looks lovely!

indosungod said...

Looks absolutely delicious, perfect for the weekend.

remya said...

a perfect snack for this winter...lovely pics...i like the omelette..


Love the burgers Raaga....great pics too :-)

Nupur said...

Now that's my kind of breakfast!

Padma said...

Wow liked the hash brown patties. I am also trying to make something similar to this Raaga! You take cool snaps even with your cell phone and thats incredible.... Great Entry and I agree with Nupur, thats my kinda bf

Bong Mom said...

Fat thick omlette and patty...a great burger, my kind of breakfast.
The last pic is indeed very good

Anonymous said...

Very interesting breakfast Raaga. I will give this a try. I love simple and fast breakfasts on weekdays since I hardly get any time to cook(bcos I am lazy to wake up early in the mornings)

Anonymous said...

We also end up making burgers on one of the weekend days always Raaga :-) I make cutlets out of anything tats left over, mix them all up, amke patties, shallow fry them and whoa, burgers r ready! Will try ur recipe too, Thanks

Sharmi said...

very nice looking entry! so have you decided to comment on my blog or not:) I think you were able to comment in Asha's right?

Grihini said...

Good presentation.

Shella said...

Raaga - thats a very new way to present burgers.I love the idea & will surely try it the next time I make burgers. Cant wait to lay my hands on omlette burgers.