cheese and onion burger

Cheese and Onion Burger

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Strong cheese and crispy fried onions make this a pretty amazing classic combo burger.

For The Burger:

  • 4 burger patties
  • 200g Gruyère cheese or strong cheddar, grated
  • Crispy onions
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Mayonnaise

Crispy onions:

The crumbs on these are crushed cheese and onion crisps, which gives these a boost of cheese and onion flavour.

  • 2 white onions, peeled, cut in half and into thin slices
  • 100g (about half a large bag) cheese and onion crisps, crushed to crumbs with a rolling pin or in a food processor
  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • ¼ cup self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Mix the flours, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper together, and add enough water to make a batter to coat the onions. Dip the onion pieces in the batter and then into the crisp crumbs and set aside. Heat the oil in a saucepan until hot (170 – 180°C) and fry the coated onions in batches until golden and crispy. Drain on kitchen paper and serve atop the cheese and onion burger with the extra grated cheese.

The Gardener