Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Burger Wannabe

First, show-off time: I DID IT!

OK, it's actually quite simple. Not much skill needed. But it looks really cool, saves you time, and was GREAT FUN! Good way to impress chicks at parties... err.. wait. .. No. I don't think being a good "egg blower" would go down that well. Forget I even mentioned it.

I might end up eating more boiled eggs just to play some more. Hehee.

All right, back to business.

Haven't really gotten down to doing any serious cooking. Last few meals were results of randomly+hastily put together leftovers or instant foodstuff.

Well, hasty meals does not mean it has to be plain or boring. Here's one that I enjoyed making. Not much explanation needed, so the rest of this post will be mainly pictures.

Note: I'm making two sets in parallel. Saves a lot of time.

New York Bagel, *cough* skillfully *cough* split in two, toasted under the grill and slathered with Sunflower Spread.

A layer of sliced cucumber - for taste as well as to plug the hole on the bagel - followed by some shredded left-over fried chicken wings.

And how can we not have ketchup and mayonaise?
I skipped the Mad Dog this time.

Then a layer of fried egg. I cooked only one egg, spead it thin, and cut it in quaters. Photo shows the first two quaters.
Next, our somewhat overshadowed main actor, the beef burger, grilled.

Cheddar slices, topped with a quick stir fry (in olive oil) of my favourite ingredients - mushrooms, onions, chilli peppers & spring onions. Seasoned with a little salt and fresh ground pepper.

Made sure it was hot out of the pan, so that it would melt the cheese. The melted cheese mingling with the fried mushrooms promoted the flavours to a heavenly scale. Mama Mia!!

Final touches, the next two quaters of the fried egg, and some sliced tomatoes (to plug the other hole of the bagel on the other end).

Cover, compress, wrap one, eat one. Two meals settled :)

If you're thinking that the whole procedure took a lot of time, not really. Most of the activity could be done in parallel. Beef burgers in the grill, joined after a while by the bagels. While waiting, the chopping and frying took place. By the time the grilling is done, everything can just be thrown together with seconds (with only the photo taking to slow me down).

So, time taken for the preparation = time taken to grill a burger. Circa 10 minutes. For 2 meals, that's pretty fast.


At March 22, 2006 1:58 am, Blogger Alicia said...

-.- i want .. this must be a very nice burger.. cheeeeeeeseeeeee, meaaat n egggg!!!!!

At March 22, 2006 3:59 am, Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

nice video! hehehehe! love ur innovation on the bagel burger....wonder who the lucky girl might be..

At March 22, 2006 8:12 am, Blogger cheng sim said...

open a burger stall at my neighbourhood, man =)
because this girl loves burgers.

At March 22, 2006 4:30 pm, Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

Hungry dee lar..** SNiff **

At March 23, 2006 7:38 pm, Blogger Heike said...

I can't believe the egg-story :O
Tried it also more than once. For the next whiskey session I will have prepared some eggs .. now it's your turn to show-off ;)

At March 24, 2006 1:02 am, Blogger shawnchin said...

i still crave for roadside Ramlee Burger though :(

heike: what are we gonna do with the eggs? I don't think it will go well with whiskey

At March 24, 2006 4:19 pm, Blogger Heike said...

You never heard: "First, there comes work and then beer and skittles (or for our society it best fits "whiskey and whiskey")"? You wrote how easy it is .. now you have to show us :D .. otherwise I will serve limes and salt .. yummy yummy


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