The hamburger recipe from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals is actually pretty darn close to my mom’s old recipe. He uses cream crackers crumbled up instead of bread crumbs and leaves out the Worcestershire, ketchup and horseradish. I really like the addition of the fresh parsley but if I don’t have any, it doesn’t stop me from making these.
I have currently settled on using the crackers, which do seem to provide a nice flavor, but adding the Worcestershire, because everything is better with Worcestershire I think. 😉 But that’s partly because I had some cream crackers left over from the holidays, which were starting to go stale. Now that I’ve made these burgers twice in two weeks I’m out of crackers!
Jamie Oliver’s Hamburgers
- 12 cream crackers, crumbled
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 egg
- 6 sprigs fresh parsley, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all this up together, then form into 4-6 patties. Pour a bit of olive oil onto them, then refrigerate a bit to firm them up before grilling. You can cook on an indoor grill or outdoor grill or a good skillet, about 4 minutes per side.
- Serve with the condiments of your choice.
Our condiments vary depending on what we have around but might include:
- cooked bacon slices
- sliced avocado
- sliced onion or sauteed onion
- sliced pickles
If we use cheese, I like to add it to the burger the last minute of cooking so it melts good.
I also pop the split buns on the barbecue to toast them up a bit. I’ve also found that our grocery store bakery’s Kaiser rolls cost about the same as a pack of really plain white hamburger buns and are much better tasting. Or if you’re feeling up to it, you can bake your own hamburger buns, which are to die for!
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