Barefoot by the Sea: Hamburgers with hair!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hamburgers with hair!

(photo: Parents Magazine)

I spotted this lovely recipe for Funny-Face Hamburgers in Parents magazine
Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large shallot minced
1/4 apple peeled, cored, and grated
1/2 small garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme or chopped parsley
2 teaspoon honey
3/4 cup ground round
2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs

sunflower or olie oil for frying
green peas and mini-cherry tomatoes for decoration


Per Portion
1 ounce spaghetti or macaroni
3 tablespoon Annabel's Secret Tomato Sauce or use good-quality bought sauce


Directions
Heat the oil in a small frying pan and soften the shallot and apple for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the vinegar and cook, stirring, until evaporated, then stir in the thyme and honey. Transfer to a bowl and cool slightly. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix together. Shape into four burgers. Cover and refrigerate. Or, wrap individually and freeze for up to 1 month; thaw overnight in the refrigerator. To cook, heat a little oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the burgers over moderate heat for 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. At the same time, cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and toss with the tomato sauce. Arrange some pasta on a plate to resemble hair (spaghetti for straight, macaroni for curls) and place the burgers under the hair. Add peas for eyes and mini-cherry tomato for a nose (or use carrot or ketchup). For the mouth, use a curved piece of pasta (or tomato or red bell-pepper). Serve any leftover pasta in a separate dish.

These seems like a rather complicated recipe for shock value and I'm 99.9% certain nobody in my household would eat these (although, they would be fascinated by them). 

On the other hand, I will be feasting on these delights ALL WEEKEND LONG! 

(April Fools!)

10 comments:

  1. Hey there! Thanks for dropping by! Following you back, and I love the blog. I love these hamburgers to, but yeah noone would eat them in my house either lol

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  2. this looks so fun and I'm sure it taste wonderfully!!!

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  3. HaaaHaaa, so cute. Love the 'pearl' necklace. ;)

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  4. Thanks so much for following me :) I follow you back. Will enter your giveaway later. Thanks.

    Anja
    This and That

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  5. Awww how cute ... Loved going thru ur wonderful blog ...

    - Smita
    @ littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun food ideas for lil ones )

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  6. Great blog! What a great way to get kids to eat and have fun at the same time.

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  7. How funny!

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  8. Thanks for the follow. I'm here to return the favor ;-)

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  9. I wonder if my boy would eat it or just be a little scared of it? May be fun to find out!

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