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Vnmum's Pork and Apple Burgers

These sound rather delicious, I must say, and I am very interested in the substitution of olive oil for egg. Does that mean that you use an 'egg-sized' amount of oil or is it just a slug, vnmum?

My poor friend's wee boy who is, I think, about 7 months or so was just rushed to hospital after discovering he had an egg allergy, so I'm sure she'd be interested in any egg allergic substitutions. I am too, by the way, as I have decided to hold off on giving Babybear some French toast (ooooh, I've been dreaming of French toast…) for a good while now after hearing my chum's horror story.

Pork and Apple burgers

250g pork mince

1/2 eating apple, finely chopped or grated

1 small onion, finely chopped

5 – 6 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs

1 – 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

italian herbs to season

One egg ( I use olive oil instead as DS is egg allergic)

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, until mixture is sticking together nicely.

Make however many burgers you want depending on the size you want them.

Grill or fry

I dont see any reason why these cant be frozen either raw (as long as mince was fresh not frozen) or cooked.

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5 Responses to “Vnmum's Pork and Apple Burgers”

  1. Anonymous says:

    hi, i just used a drizzle, enough to hold the mix together for cooking. the oil tends to come out when cooked so the burger then breaks up into nice sized peices for ds to eat. i am looking at other egg alternatives especially for baking so i can make him some cakes as his birthday is in a few months

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow, these look great, I some organic sausages I'd like to make into meatballs – I will try adding the apple. Re egg allergies, they are awful but very rare (as opposed to general intolerances) my LO was skin prick tested at 6 months (we are part of a big probiotic/allergy study) and luckily didn't react to milk or egg. The specialist advises (unless there is a family history of course) to try small amounts of everything from 6 months – if you are really nervous you could sit in your GP's surgery and do it! Finn is 7 1/2 months now and loves scrambled egg (pasted on toast or just clumps of it well cooked).

  3. Anonymous says:

    Funny you should say that, I'd read in the Blessed Nigella's book that she gave her children their first peanut butter sandwich in the GP's waiting room so that had always been my intention. So now Babybear's first egg sandwich will be consumed there as well… I'll make a picnic of it. Good to know, Rachel, thanks, I wasn't really worried about allergies before that happened to my pal's wee boy. She seems to have been very calm and composed, but I was practically in tears hearing about it. Mind you, it doesn't take much these days…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ah yes, twas me! I really really meant to make these meatball I really did, but ended up skinning my lovely organic sausages, scrunching the sausage meat into meatballs and lightly fried them. Chucked them in with some pasta and all purpose tomato sauce – lovely! Really popular with the kids and our kid guests that day. Nice change from spag bol for the lazy cook…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yummy, yummy!
    Have just made these for Minky – burgers being the only way she'll eat meat. They are delish. There are two grown-up sized versions waiting in the fridge for Mr Moomin and me tonight.
    No breadcrumbs for us and spring onion instead of onion (I had run out – how?). Plus, I put the whole lot in the food processor until it ballsed itself up (!).

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