Sunday, February 10, 2013

Russian hamburger's

I don't know about you, but I definitely love a perfect hamburger with all the right components. We cooked it yesterday and did the hamburger meat like we normally cook the russian meatballs (kotlety), which are to die for, but without the breading. Simply because they are ten times juicier and tastier. They turned out as one of the best i've ever eaten. I will share the recipe with you later tonight. Stay tuned!


What you need for 4 hamburgers:
- 500gr of minced meat, but make sure you get very high quality. Only beef, max 10 percent fat and buy it from a butcher or in a quality store, fresh over desk: it makes all the difference.
- 4 sets of hamburger bread
- bread crumbs
- 1 dl milk
- 1 egg
- 2 nice and tasty beef tomatoes
- Salad
- 2 silver onions, or normal works as well
- 2 normal yellow onions
- Garlic
- Salty marinated cucumbers, a couple
- Pepper, Herbamare salt and some nice "herbes de Provence" or something similar
- Ketchup and mustard
- French fries, preferably home made
- 3 frying pans

Soak the bread crumbs in the milk. Chop two normal yellow onions very thinly and small. Put the minced meat in a bowl and add the onion. Press a garlic clove in and add a lot of Herbamare salt and pepper, herbes de Provence (add much more then you think you need, hamburgers need a lot of great taste. If you have some nice organic spice mix with paprika, onion, tomato etc, you can add that also). Add the egg into the minced meat and thereafter the combination of bread crumbs and milk. Mix it all together with your hands and make sure you have a nice, smooth and homogeneous paste.
Now, cut the silver onions in rings and fry them in olive oil. Sprinkle some sugar on top for them to really caramelise. Make them soft and juicy, but not brown. Cut the marinated cucumber in the length, quite thin and reserve them in a separate bowl. Cut the beef tomatoes right over the middle so they have that perfect round shape. Put them in a separate bowl and do the same with the salad, but just tear a couple of nice salad leaves off.
If you want to serve them with fries, make sure you time it correctly. Else it's time to start to heat the inside of the hamburger bread. Put the third frying pan on the stove with a high level and fry the bread's inside quickly so it gets a nice crust. Serve quickly by taking the bottom and spreading ketchup and some pepper at the bottom, hamburger meat, mustard, tomato, the cut cucumbers the fried onion and then at last a crispy salad leaf. Serve warm with some fries and ketchup. Nom, nom ...


  1. Hum, I am the queen of the meat bowls ! Ask my husband................... But without onions we do not like and digest them. It looks very good anymway dear Stina.

  2. Hum, I am the queen of the meat bowls ! Ask my husband................... But without onions we do not like and digest them. It looks very good anymway dear Stina.

  3. Beef products in the UK are being shunned at the moment, due to the inclusion of horse meat. Most has been removed from the shelves of shops. It's a good idea to make your own from a minced steak, as you have done Stina.

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  5. Horse meat isn't a taboo in Scandinavia. I eat it on a regular basis :)


  6. Me too - very good!

  7. so funny you know kotlety ))) I usually take beef and pork ;) great picture! makes me want to make kotlety )) regards, eka