Monday, July 16, 2012
"Burger" French Toast
This Burger French Toast Recipe is the result of a complete accident. The eventful day occurred a couple of months ago. When making Bolognese, I like to take a handful of beef mince out and just fry them into little burgers for Mr 2. This way I know he is enjoying an adequate protein portion in his meal. I thought I'd add an egg to make the mince go a little further. On doing this I discovered that the "batter" was way too loose - 1 Egg plus a handful of beef = pancake batter consistency!
Thinking quickly, I then threw a few chunks of bread in to soak up some of the egg. I proceeded to fry the whole lot and it came out sort of like a cross between a burger and french toast. And so, Burger French Toast was born.
In the same meal I made plain french toast spread with avocado, for my fussy Mr 3. On presenting the meals to the boys, Mr 2 had meal envy and wanted his brother's Avocado French toast. Lucky for him, I was struggling to get Mr 3 to the table so Mr 2 ended up eating a couple of pieces of his brother's french toast.
It was at that moment that I wondered... What would happen if I spread a little avocado on this burger french toast and presented it to Mr 3 - my fussy eater who refuses to eat red meat in all it's forms. I buttered the burger french toast with avocado, and when Mr 3 eventually came to the table he ate the whole plate of it!! I was gobsmacked to say the least. This was the 1st time in my memory that he had willingly eaten red meat. I told him what was in it and he proclaimed it to be "delicious" and has eaten Burger French Toast at least once a week since then.
To make Burger French Toast, beat 1 egg and combine it with a quarter of a cup of beef mince until you have a mixture that resembles a french toast batter.
I often serve him his Burger French Toast cut into little squares in a Muffin Tin Meal. Thankfully he loves this yummy dish, and it's such a relief for me to finally be feeding him some good quality red meat on a regular basis. (The bonus is that this meal takes mere minutes to prepare!)
Burger French Toast
1/4 Cup Beef Mince
1 Large or 2 Small Slices of Bread
Oil or butter, for frying
1. Beat the egg in a bowl and then add the Beef Mince. Mix until well combined and is the consistency of french toast batter.
2. Dip the bread into the batter to soak. You might find it easier to help the mince onto the bread by pushing it on with a fork.
3. Heat a little oil or butter in a frying pan and, when hot, brown the Burger French Toast on both sides until golden and the meat is cooked through.
Serve as is, or with your favorite burger toppings, such as tomato sauce, lettuce, onions, avocado etc.
Makes 1 Serve of Burger French Toast
Do you have any tricks to get your children to eat foods they aren't necessarily fond of?
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