February 4, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Hearty Burger, A Healthy Burger!

Hearty Burger

I decided to include in the list of our weekly menu the "adobong puso ng saging" (banana bud adobo). But last Friday, to make a more interesting dish out of banana bud, aside from adodo and using it in sinigang and kare-kare, I will turned it into my own version of burger/patty. 
My son loves to eat this healthy burger
You need to prepared the following:
Banana bud - 1 medium sized, chopped/minced
Egg - 1 piece
All purpose flour – 1 cup
Onion – 2 tbsp, minced
Celery – 3 tbsp, minced
Salt – 1 tsp
Pepper – 1 tsp, ground
Oil for frying

Procedure:
Squeeze out the banana bud extract with small amount of salt to remove the bitter taste. Wash thoroughly with water to remove excess salt. Let it drain. Combine the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Heat the pan. Add oil. From the banana bud batter into balls and place it in the pan. Press it using spoon to make a burger patties. Cook both sides until golden brown. Serve with garlic-mayo dip (mayonaise added with minced garlic or garlic powder), fresh cucumber and bell pepper.
Tip/s: 
1. If you are not using a non-stick pan, let the pan heat up first before adding oil. This will prevent your burger from being stuck in the pan.
2. There are two types/variety of banana bud. I prefer the light green and long one.