Saturday, 29 October 2016

2 Dudes - Burgers on a budget!

So most kids love burgers especially from that well known burger joint that is quite similar sounding to five blokes, but lets be honest the prices aren't anywhere close to being family friendly (sorry Guys) but with cheese burgers at £7.95, fries at £4 and milkshakes at £4.85 this is rather steep but times this by four and that's a pricey jaunt into town by most peoples standards! and we all know the direction a day out can go when you say NO to kids! So we decided to make our own at a massively reduced rate. and you've guessed it, it tasted absolutely fantastic too! We wrapped in tinfoil to create a proper burger joint kinda vibe! If only I could get everything to come out at the same time we'd have a complete meal, but this isn't so important is it?

Ingredients you'll need

For the Burgers
Minced Beef
Breadcrumbs (you can easily make you own with stale bread and a blender)
Bread Buns
Gherkins (Some people think these are proper rank!, but they make the burger taste good)
Mustard & Ketchup
Salt & pepper
Potatoes (with the skin on)

For the Milkshake
Ice Cream

It's REALLY easy to make burgers, you don't really need to cut anything up either except the cheese and buns...
So to start cut the potatoes and place then in a oven proof dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper and add some oil, toss them about and whack them in the oven at 200 degrees and cook 'til soft and browned) Then it's onto the burgers which are a piece of cake, just grab a mixing bowl, add a handful of breadcrumbs, salt & pepper, and mould using something round (we used a giant muffin mould pressed with a jar)

Press your burger mix into something round (this is a muffin mould)

 then add the burger into hot oil in a frying pan (get an adult to help or supervise and stay safe kids!) add fry 'til browned on both sides, this is the bit where you need a pan lid, lay the cheese onto the burgers and carefully add a spoonful of water (this is mum & dads job) into the oil and quickly put the lid back on. You could grill but this tastes so much better (cheers Lizzie Homen for this super tip), when the burgers are ready put them into the burger buns (toast then if you like) add gherkin slices, burger mustard and ketchup) and serve with the chips.

It took Frankie ages to get his hands into the mince!

The Milkshake
This is sooooo easy, take lots of ice cream and equally parts milk and blend together, pour into a glass and take a seat as this will most likely blow you off your feet! We use ice cream from Lidl called Gelatelli, simply because it's nice and soft and it taste phenomenally good, plus it's very cheap too! I'm not sure what they put into the restaurant one but you'll get a lot more change from this recipe. and pour into a glass and enjoy while still freezing cold with a straw. I'd recommend a flake in the top just 'cause I like Flakes!

Keep an eye out for our Battenburg Milkshake Spectacular next week, this is the best thing you'll ever taste if you like Battenburg!, if you don't i'm sorry but you'll just have to watch!

Just add milk to ice cream and whisk (if you have Horlicks, this tastes great added into the mix!)

Lidl's Bourbon Vanilla is seriously tasty
Homemade potato chips with the skins on!

Not the best photo but this was 11/10 for taste!

Alf's gone really quite!

Paper plates and tin foil for effect
Get the burgers nice and brown!
As ever with food prep, teach you kids the right way and they'll learn some serious skills for life!
Let us know if you give this a try, or leave us a comment in the section below, and most importantly please share!

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