So there is something you should know about me. I’m a fungi. I love mushrooms. Turns out mushrooms are more polarising than I thought but as a weekday vegetarian they are my staple (that and eggplant). My fave mushroom dish of the moment are these fab, flash and healthy baked mushroom burgers. Yum-mayAugust.

My first ever mushroom burger was sah fancy, it was a beetroot bun with goats cheese and crumbed mushroom and could only be described as expensive and unachievable. So I spent the better part of a year recreating it in a $10 Food challenge way. Also a burger without chips is a world without air so… oven fries to boot! Et Voila.

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What you need:

2 flat mushrooms
1 tomato
4 burger buns
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
¼ cup of plain flour
1 egg (beaten)
something green – lettuce, cabbage etc
4 slices of cheese
2 pinches of each cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika (optional)
other condiments of choice – may I suggest kewpie mayo, spiced beetroot relish

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Let’s do this:

  1. Slice your mushies in half lengthways. This will help the mushies cook and make the burgers a more manageable size. It’s not necessary but if you don’t do this buy a mushroom per person.
  2. Set up a production line and place your egg, flour and breadcrumbs in separate shallow bowls.
  3. Mix the spices in the flour for an added pow.
  4. Place the mushrooms first in the flour, then the egg bath, then the bread crumb*
  5. Place the mushrooms on a piece of baking paper and cook for 20 minutes – the mushrooms will sweat and then dry out, if you want extra crisp you can flip the mushies halfway through.
  6. A few minutes before the mushrooms are ready slice the bread and grill or toast if that’s your thang (it’s my thang).
  7. Once cooked place a slice of cheese on each crumbed mushroom and grill until melted.
  8. Compile the burger any which way you want – my way is kewpie spread on one side of the bun, mushroom, tomato slice, lettuce/cabbage, beetroot relish, bread top.

These little babies are delightful and a great vegetarian burger even for a meat lover. I have fully converted 70% of my friends.

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OMG I FORGOT THE CHIPS.

Check out the recipe for them hot potatoes [coming soon].

This recipe makes 4 burgers. Priced at the most expensive pricing from the two major Australian supermarkets as at 26 July 2017 it will cost $4.30 a serve or $17.20 for four, with cheese to spare– not including condiments and with breadcrumbs, flour, eggs and spices being pantry staples.

*when lazy, I tend to just sprinkle the flour and breadcrumb on to the mushrooms on the baking tray… so then I just use one bowl.

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