Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Burgers & Yam Fries

So today for dinner I made a burger with some yam fries. It was my first time making yam fries. They were really good. My only issue with them was that I wished they were crunchier. So if anyone knows the secret to making them crunchier please share! So here are the recipes I used. One being my own recipe! A few years ago when I attempted to move to Edmonton I staying with my great Aunt, Marge. It was the first time I had met her and she showed me how to make homemade burgers. It was also the first time I had ever had homemade burgers. So I changed up the recipe a bit and tada! Bonnie's Homemade Burgers! Anyways, enjoy!


Bonnie's Homemade Burgers

500g ground beef
1 egg
1 clove garlic or garlic powder
1 tsp grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp basil
salt & pepper

In a bowl add garlic, parmesan, salt and pepper to ground beef. In another bowl beat egg with a fork add it to the ground beef. The egg is just to keep the burger from crumbling so don't overdo it on the egg. Separate the beef into four. Shape into patties. I find it cooks best if you squish em down a bit so that they are a little bit more than half an inch thick. Cook in frying pan until they are brown and there is no pink inside. When they are done serve with your favorite toppings! My favorite way to eat them is on an english muffin with baby greens or spinach with cheddar cheese and ranch dressing and parmesan.

Makes 4 servings



Yam Fries

2 lg. unpeeled sweet potatoes or yams(about 2 lbs.)
1 tbsp. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
dash of rosemary

Scrub yams; cut each into thin (4 x 1/4 x 1/4 inch) strips. Combine oil and seasonings in a large bowl, stir. Add yams and toss well. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. Serve as is or with sour cream! Yum!


Crispy Yam Fries:
Thanx for the recipe Lauren!


Chop potatoes into wedges.
Boil in salted water for about 10-12 minutes.
Drain water from the potatoes.
Place on a shallow baking tray with lots of olive oil (don't use extra virgin, it will smoke) and toss them around in the oil until completely coated. Canola oil also works.
Put it in the oven at 425-450ºF.
Periodically toss them around as they bake, scoop and flip with the implement of your choice.
The minute they are almost done, jack the temperature up to 500 degrees--seriously--and cook for just a few more minutes. Watch carefully! This gives them extra crispiness--so good! A trick from a famous San Fran chef.

Makes 4 servings.


2 comments:

D-Ann said...

wow.. you should come home and be my chef ok?? love ya

Lauren said...

Chop potatoes into wedges.
Boil in salted water for about 10-12 minutes.
Drain water from the potatoes.
Place on a shallow baking tray with lots of olive oil (don't use extra virgin, it will smoke) and toss them around in the oil until completely coated. Canola oil also works.
Put it in the oven at 425-450ºF.
Periodically toss them around as they bake, scoop and flip with the implement of your choice.
The minute they are almost done, jack the temperature up to 500 degrees--seriously--and cook for just a few more minutes. Watch carefully! This gives them extra crispiness--so good! A trick from a famous San Fran chef.

That's for potato fries, but it'll probably work for yams too. Also, it sounds yummy!