A true Highland Burger!
Taking its name from historical name for highland clan fighting men. These men often formed the bands of cattle thieves who used to terrorise the Angus/Perthshire Glens during the times of the clans. Hence the now well-known Cateran Trail in Perthshire.
These men lived off oatmeal, a simple cream cheese called Crowdie and blood from their cattle and offal. However, one might imagine that if one of their stolen cattle were to perish it would be a shame to waste!
…And doubtless they would have had Uisge-beatha to wash down with!
A meal fit for a Warrior especially with a serving of chips and greens (the healthy bit!!!)
Ingredients for burgers
500g lean beef steak mince
1 large egg
100g finely diced onion
15g dry breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper
6 Soft rolls
Whisky BBQ Sauce
- Fry the diced onion in the butter and 1 tbsp of vegetable oil until soft but not coloured.
- Combine the mince, egg, cooked onion and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper.
- Divide into 6 equal parts and shape into patties by hand or using a ring mould.
- Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a frying pan and when hot place the burger patties in the pan, searing 1 minute per side.
- Transfer to a pre-heated baking tray and cook for 5 mins in an oven pre-heated to 180°C.
- Fry the black pudding in a little oil, about 4 minutes each side.
- Spread a soft roll with Crowdie cheese top and bottom. Add the burger, black pudding and Whisky BBQ sauce on top.