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Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Ian_Laye, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Ian_Laye

    Ian_Laye Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    My new burger press arrived today, tried it out this evening with 500g of cheap beef 80/20 mince from Asda with some freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, cooked on cast iron griddle. Best burgers I've ever had. I think this will be my regular Keto meal served with salad leaves. I can vary things by using pork & lamb mince. Very easy to make and cook. Adding onion or garlic powder or different spices could mean unlimited variations.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Lamb burgers are great.. Have you got details of the burger press?
     
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    Ian_Laye Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Ian_Laye Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It comes with squares of grease proof paper. You place the meat between 2 sheets then press so there is no washing up required,
     
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    I bought an air fryer yesterday. Tried out my neighbours 2 days ago and our experiments went ok. I fried potato peelings...need to be a smidge thicker but they were nice. Ditto finely chopped kale (normally loathe this stuff) ! She did sweet potato skins and then slices of butternut squash. Diabetic hubby with massive sweet tooth said the sweet potato was too sweet. Neighbour nearly fainted as her hubby is huge fan of anything crammed with sugar and carbs.

    Oh and it appears instant spud has far fewer carbs that the genuine article? Am I reading this right? Does it count as resistant starch too?
     
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    Mmm
    Love home made burgers.
    So much nicer than even the posh gastropub ones :)

    I do lamb (20% fat) and then serve with goatsmilk yog with chopped cucumber garlic and mint (tzatziki). Lush.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Lamb burgers are just Epic! On a bed of baby spinach leaves mixed with watercress and a few baby plum tomatoes and a side of your favourite cheese. Well, that's my birthday dinner sorted!
     
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    Ian_Laye Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I don't always follow recipes strictly. It's the spice mix for this one that makes it perky. It'd be fine for a fattier mince, and I like that they don't faff about with binding agents, like breadcrumbs or egg when not necessary.
     
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    We used to use similar hamburger presses in the butchers shops I worked in, none of them were really successful making in them bulk.

    The best tool we used was a large ice cream scoop, it was quicker to use and the size of the patty was consistent.
    Hah! Caught you meddling with foodstuffs. :D
     
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    Ian_Laye Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Worked fine for making four 125g burgers, close lid, gave top a thump and perfectly formed burgers produced which don't fall apart whilst cooking.
     
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    Excellent find...this is my next kitchen gadget!
     
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    I don't care what shape my chilli lamb burgers are they disappear too quickly to notice !!
    Carol
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Look for the M&S cheap mince 20% fat and £3 a kilo (or at least it was last time I bought it all!).
     
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