American food is King in our house and when I first tried chicken fried steak I fell in love! It’s a thin steak, coated in herbs and spices and fried – a kind of cross between KFC and MacDonalds! Om nom nom! For this recipe, rather than use a piece of steak, I used a steak burger and whacked it in a bun – what’s not to love? I’m big on condiments, so also knocked up a red onion chutney and a blue cheese sauce to accompany it. This burger is MASSIVE on flavour and as crunchy as a crunchy thing.
A word of warning – if you like your burgers well done, give them a bit of a cook before you coat in the spices, or use thinner burgers. This recipe will give you a rare / med-rare burger…but that’s the way I like it!
I see chicken fried steak, and I raise you a chicken fried steak burger!
FOR THE BURGER
2 steak burgers
2 eggs – beaten
4 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
1tsp english mustard powder
tsp cracked black pepper
1tbsp dried thyme
2 white burger buns
Lettuce, mayo, tomado – what ever you want to top the burger…even bacon!
FOR THE ONION CHUTNEY
3 red onions – thinly sliced
3 bay leaves
salt & pepper
100ml red wine vinegar
50ml balsamic vinegar
200g dark muscavado sugar (or demerara)
1 red chilli – chopped
1 tbsp tomato puree
FOR THE BLUE CHEESE SAUCE
100ml sour cream
100g stilton – crumbled
2tbsp fresh parsley – finely chopped
1tsp fresh mint – finely chopped
2tbsp fresh chives – finely chopped
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
Make the cheese sauce first – pop all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Leave it to stand at room temperature and stir occasionally.
Next, pop some oil into a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the sliced onions along with the bay leaves and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for about 15 mins until the onions are dark and sticky, stir occasionally.
Add in the other ingredients to the onions and stir well. Bring the pan to boil and then turn it down to a simmer. Leave for about 15-20mins until the chutney is thick. Keep your eye on it – don’t get distracted by the vino!
Once cooked, let the chutney cool completely.
Mix the dry ingredients for the burger coating together in a bowl. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium high heat. Take a burger, dip in the egg, then coat with the herb and spice mixture. Dip again in the egg and back into the dry mixture. Repeat with the other burger.
Burgers into the frying pan and cooke for around 5 mins on each side until crispy and golden brown.
Burgers into bun, and pop a spoonful of blue cheese on top – let it drip all over! Then a spoonful of the onion chutney and top with lettuce, tomato and whatever else your heart desires! Serve with fries and coleslaw and get messy!