In [not so] important daily news. It’s fast food day. Things we’re not doing today [or ever] is stopping by a fast food chain for a burger. If that’s not your vibe either, you can treat yourself to a healthier version of the fast-food favourite – A Burger with Fries. It’s not the fastest option [good things come to those who wait ;)] but it’s worth the effort it takes.
The patties are very basic, with few ingredients. I baked them, but you can grill or braai them too.
If you’re into the DIY route, make your own rolls (which I did – it’s quicker and easier than you think!) or buy. If you’re on the gluten free / bread free train, skip one altogether and serve on a bed of greens instead.
The BBQ sauce is not sweet at all, you can adjust it by adding more honey or if you want more of a tang another tablespoon of vinegar. You can make the sauce ahead of time.
The fries are not so much fries as they are baked hot chips. The trick to getting them nice and crispy is to evenly coat with oil, spreading them out on a tray so they don’t overlap and then turning the tray halfway through the cooking time.
If you’re making this in one go to serve right away, I’d suggest starting with the BBQ sauce, then hot chips and then burgers.
Enjoy your [not so] fast food meal
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.