Elvis burger with chopped salad & pickled gherkin

Elvis burger with chopped salad & pickled gherkin

Who said that burgers are those kind of nasty and unhealthy fast food? Jamie Oliver has thought about revolutionazing burgers by adding healthy ingredients which can make it a delicious summer main meal. Parmesan cheese may seem a little unusual in this recipe, but it really gives the burgers a great flavour – give it a bash.


Ingredients to prepare 4 serves are as follow:
1 dried red chilli
½ red onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 sprig fresh tarragon, leaves picked and chopped
1 large free-range egg
1 handful breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Parmesan, freshly grated
1 good pinch ground nutmeg
400 g beef mince
oil, for frying
freshly ground black pepper
1 cos lettuce
4 plum tomatoes
1 cucumber
4 ciabatta rolls
4 large pickled gherkins

Cooking method

Start the preparation of your burger by grinding up the red chilli in a pestle and mortar, and mix it in a bowl with the onion, tarragon, egg, breadcrumbs, mustard, Parmesan, nutmeg and beef. Shape into four patties and refrigerate for half an hour or so to give them a chance to firm up slightly.

After that,when you’re ready to cook the burgers, get a frying or griddle pan nice and hot. Brush the pan with a little oil, season the burgers generously with salt and pepper, and cook them for 10 minutes, turning them carefully every minute or so, until they’re nice and pink and juicy, or longer if you like them well done. Make sure they don’t break up as you turn them.

Meanwhile, roughly chop the lettuce, tomato and cucumber, mix together and set aside. Once the burgers are cooked, split the rolls into two and toast them quickly on the griddle or in a toaster. Sandwich the cooked ‘Elvis’ burger between the toasted rolls and serve them on individual plates with the gherkins and some of the chopped salad (add a little extra virgin olive oil or dressing if you like) on the.


To prepare Elvis burger you must  have in your fridge all the above-mentioned ingredients so that it can become the  all-star burger. You are going to have ready your burger together with the three others after 15 minutes of preparation, 1 hour inactive and other 10 minutes cooking.  This was one of Elvis’s favourite burger, so if you are a big fan of Him  you can recognise and celebrate his short presence among us by eating what he used to eat.


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