Bill's burger with sweet potato fries

Main Dish
4 servings
30 min
15 min


Number of serving: 4

* For the burger:

325 gr minced meat/ I allways use a mix of pork & veal

1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, Italian parsley or curled, you choose/ parsley, washed, pad dry with kitchen paper & finely cut up

1/2 white onion, peeled & grated

25 gr breadcrumbs

1/ 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds, roasted in a dry pan for about 5 minutes on medium high heat. Set aside. Turn the heat off. Crush the seeds in a pestle & mortar. The fennel seeds will smell amazing when roasted! Real flavour!

1 egg, beaten

Maldon sea salt

black pepper

* For the sweet potato fries:

3 sweet potatoes, peeled & cut up into wedges or in battons

some Maldon sea salt

4 tablespoons of soft fruity olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons of sweet smoked paprika/ I use Pimentón de la Vera. This is smoked dulce paprika. The paprika has a sweet smoked flavour! MMmmm...

* To serve with:

2 purple sweet onions, peeled & cut up into rings, baked in a pan with some baking margarine. Keep warm.

Tomato ketchup


fresh young lettuce leaves

2 Kumato tomatos, washed, dried with kitchen paper & cut into slices

4 burger buns, cut open horizontally or 4 ciabatta's or 4 dinner rolls


  • 1. First make the meat mix. Take a foodprocessor & put the meat, the beaten egg, the chopped parsley, the breadcrumbs, the grated onion, the grinded fennel seeds & some Maldon sea salt & black pepper in it. Pulse or mix everything together until it resembles all mixed. Taste. Season extra according to taste.
    2. With a spoon, make 4 burgers out of the mix. Flatten them with your hands.
    3. Put them in clingfilm & place into the fridge. I leave them there for about 2 hours.
    4. After 2 hours, take the meat out of the fridge. Take away the clingfilm.
    5. Preheat the oven to 220 ° C.
    6. Take a non stick baking dish, I used 2. Place the sweet potato wedges in it, in a single layer.
    7. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to each baking dish, evenly divided.
    8. Add half of the 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper to each baking dish. Evenly scattered.
    9. Add 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika to each baking dish, evenly divided.
    10. Add some Maldon sea salt to each baking dish.
    11. Take your hands & mix everything together.
    12. Place into the oven & bake until sticky & cooked trough. Sometimes this will take 20 minutes, depending on the size of the wedges or battons.
    13. In the mean time, take a large non stick pan & heat up on high. Add baking margarine. When melted & sizzling, add your 4 burgers & bake until cooked trough. Bake on high heat the first 5 minutes on both sides & turn the heat down for the last 5 minutes.
    14. If you want, you can bake your onion rings now because these will take only 10 minutes to bake. Keep warm.
    15. To serve: take your dinner roll & smear the bottom with mayonaise. Put lettuce on it. Place your burger on it. Put ketchup on that. Add a slice of the tomato. Put some baked onion rings on that & add some extra lettuce leaves. Top with the other half of dinner roll, smeared with ketchup! Serve your sweet potato fries on the side! They are spicy & so good!!



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