golden seeded burgers

Golden seeded burgers with spicy mayo

Ryvita Golden Rye CrackersRyvita sent me some of their new Ryvita Crackers for Cheese recently. They’re in two flavours: golden rye and black pepper, and are apparently very low in calories. They’re very tasty and great with cheese. For more information, take a look at their Facebook page. But the sweet, almost honeyed flavour of the golden rye set me thinking…

I’ve used crackers in a burger mix before and they came out great, so I tried them here. And they work absolutely great, filling the mouth with rounded flavours, and combining with the warmth of the seeds for a really different tasting burger.

Golden seeded burgers (makes 6):

For the burgers:

6 Ryvita golden rye crackers

1 teaspoon nigella seeds

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon smoked sea salt

Few grinds of black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

500g beef mince

1 tablespoon mushroom ketchup

Oyster sauce

For the spicy mayo:

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon tomato ketchup

A pinch of paprika

Juice of ½ lemon

  1. Combine the crackers, seeds, salt and pepper in a pestle and mortar and grind to dust. Mix with the oil, mince and mushroom ketchup and form into 6 even patties. Chill in the fridge for an hour before cooking to firm up.
  2. For the mayo, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set to one side.
  3. To cook the burgers, get a griddle or frying pan very hot and grill the patties for 4 minutes on one side. Flip the burgers over and baste the cooked sides with a glaze of oyster sauce. Cook for a further 4 minutes (or until done as you like – note the burger will look very dark brown due to the seeds) and serve with mayo in a soft white bun.

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