Here we have syn free burger and chips done the healthy way! It certainly helps to trick your mind in to having a “treat” tea when in fact what you are having is pretty damn good.
Serves 2 hungry slimmers for mains for 4 for lunch
500g lean turkey mince
Garlic (not puree)
Handful of dried cous cous
Shallots / onion in a very small dice
Burger seasoning of choice
Cheese from HEXA
1 large baking potato per person
In a large bowl add the mince with the garlic, diced shallots / onions, mixed herbs and seasoning. Mix well and if it is a bit wet and loose, add a smidge of the dried cous cous to help it bind. Little by little, not all at once.
Form in to 4 patties and leave for 30 minutes or longer. I often leave it overnight in the fridge just because I don’t have time to do everything on one night.
Peel the potatoes and cut in to chips of your preferrence, chunky pub chips or skinny french fries – you choose! Par boil for 5 minutes, drain and then roughen the edges slightly by shaking the pan vigorously. This will make the chips nice and crispy!
Pre heat the oven to 220 degrees
Arrange the chips in a single layer on a oven sheet and spray with Fry Light and add a pinch of salt. If you want to go for a Tex Mex vibe, I often add a sprinkle of cajun spice.
On a second oven sheet, spray with Fry Light and put the burgers on
Bake both for 20 minutes in the middle of the oven
After 15 minutes or so, add your HEXA cheese serving to the top of the burgers to melt nicely
Serve burger and chips with a dressed salad or my scrummy battered garlic mushrooms for a truly treatful Syn Free “pub tea”