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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


There are thousands of ways to make burgers. This is ours.

-300 gr minced beef meat (we use 5% fat - burgers would probably be nicer with more fat but burgers are unhealthy by nature so happy to compromise on flavour)
- 1 small onion ( chopped finely)
- 1 garlic ( pureed)
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 1 table spoon vinegar
- 2 tablespoon Worcerstershire sauce
- salt
- pepper
- olive oil
- 6 buns (if you are using toasted bread you may want to cut it into round shapes with a cookie cutter)

Fry the onion with a table spoon of olive oil over very low heat until it becomes soft and translucent. Mix well all the ingredients (except  for the oil and the buns of course) in a bowl. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes more or less in the fridge. Heat a griddle pan until it is very hot. Make hand size balls with the mixture and flatten them a little. Brush them with olive oil on both sides and fry them for 4 minutes on each side ( reduce the heat after a couple of minutes) Meanwhile toast the buns and serve (with onion, gherkins, slices of tomato, cheese...all up to you)

The children were happy to help with it all except for mixing the ingredients with their hands, but they did it with a spoon. They agreed to use rocket as decoration for the picture. I then suggested they should eat the burger with the rocket but this turned out to be widely over optimistic. They replaced the rocket with (tonnes of) tomato ketchup - who can blame them...