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Recipe: Burger with Double-Fried Chips (Fries)

Fathers Day Recipes - Juicy Burger and Double Fried Chips

The Ultimate Burger With Double-Fried Chips

Classic burgers and fries are an all time favorite among dads for Father’s day, but this is no run-of-the-mill burger and fries platter.  This super-juicy beef burger is topped with a yummy combination of spicy home-made tartare sauce, sliced beets and purple onion for an amazing taste-fest.  For a healthier, leaner version (gotta take care of Dad and the kids!) use ground chicken or turkey instead of beef – just as yummy and better for them.  The thick-cut potato fries are double-fried  and sprinkled with sea salt (a much healthier alternative to table salt). Use either coconut oil or peanut oil for the fries as a healthier oil choice for your family. The ultimate burger, this baby requires two hands to eat — but the best bit is licking your fingers at the end!  Get the recipe!

We’ve adapted this recipe from Colin Fassnidge as published in Taste Magazine – November 2014.  Serves 4.


1kg potatoes, peeled, cut into thick fries
600g either lean ground beef, or ground chicken or turkey
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped
1 egg yolk
Coconut oil, to fry the chips
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
100g cheddar cheese, sliced
4 brioche rolls or Kaiser buns, halved, toasted
Lettuce leaves
2 cooked beets, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced

Bacon Hearts

Bacon hearts

Bacon hearts

These days, nothing says I love you like bacon it seems. And what better way to say it than styling those little strips of scumptiousness into hearts as you’re frying them up in the pan – or in my case, crisping them up in the microwave.

Being rather health conscious (and figure-conscious!),  I generally prefer to use turkey or chicken bacon, but no biggie because this will work just as well with those leaner choices (when done in the microwave turkey bacon gets super-crispy. Yum!).

I love this idea and plan to surprise my husband (if he reads my blog, which he’s inclined to do on occasion, it’ll be less of a surprise, but he usually sticks to news and technology blogs so hopefully he won’t spot this…) with heart shaped bacon for breakfast on the next special occasion, which would be our anniversary. But its also a great idea for birthdays, Valentines day, or any time you just want to say “I love you”. Oh yeah, throw Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in there too.

Come to think of it, what a great way to break the ice and make up the morning after a squabble 🙂

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