Monday, 26 January 2015

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi

The marketing hype for lamb on Australia Day is working. Who hasn't seen these videos or this one. I really enjoy a burger and have written about burgers before. We got into the spirit with lamb burgers for lunch. Today's effort gives more than a passing nod to our multicultural society.

Pasta Dura roll, lamb patty, Meredith Goat Cheese, cucumber, crispy prosciutto and some homemade beetroot relish, more about this another time. Definiely not the traditional Aussie Burger but just as delicious.

I used this recipe for Minced Lamb and Zucchini Meat Balls to make the meat patties. The quantities listed will make 4 -6 large patties.

Minced Lamb and Zucchini Meat Balls

500 g minced lamb
½ onion finely diced
1 zucchini, grated and squeezed to remove the moisture
1 egg
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 clove garlic, crushed
Generous grind of black pepper and some salt
Oil for frying

Combine all ingredients except for the oil, mix well.

Shape into small, bite sized balls.

Heat a small amount of oil in a frypan, add meatballs and cook until golden brown and cooked through. Reduce heat if necessary. Alternatively, sear the balls, place on an oven tray and finish cooking in a hot oven.

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