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Bonus Recipe of the Week

Posted by kristian on 2006-04-26 14:51:20
 
I made this amazing summer meal the other night and thought I would share it with you. The burger was inspired by one I had at The Works in Ottawa.

Fancy Burger with Baked Sweet Potatoe Fries

Ingredients

Burger patties (PC makes some amazing burgs, try the Portabello & Swiss ones, which also come in a veggie version)
Nice Kaiser bun
Advocado
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Roasted red peppers
Eggplant
Olive Oil
Pesto
Mayo

1-2 Sweet Potatoes
Olive oil
2 tbs Mayo
1 tbs plain yogurt
1 tsp Curry powder
1/2 tsp Ginger powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric (omit if you have no idea what this is)
1/8 tsp salt

For the burgs, grill em up like nobody's business. Also cut a few slices of the eggplant (across so they make circles, 1/4 - 1/2" thick) and brush with some olive oil. Toss these bad boys on the grill too. While things are cooking on the 'cue, get the other stuff ready. You can use roasted red peppers from a jar, or you can very easily make your own. Just cut the pepper in half and press it out on the counter so that it's flat (it will break in a few spots around the edges). Place it on the grill over high heat, skin side down, and leave it there until pretty much all of the skin is charred. Seriously, you want it black. This can also be done in the oven by broiling on the top rack. Once the peppers are charred, place them in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let them cool about 10 minutes. Then you can easily peel off the skin. Slice up the advocado (I've started doing this in the skin, I find it much easier) and shred the cheese. Just before the burgers are done, add the buns to the grill to toast them and sprinkle a little cheese on the burgers. Put the burger together with as much toppings (roasted red pepper, grilled eggplant and advacado) as you want. Put some mayo and pesto on the bun, and you're good to go.

For the fries, cut the sweet potatoe into fries and toss with olive oil in a bowl. Spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake at 450 C for about 20 minutes. Make the curried mayo for a dipping sauce by mixing the above ingredients together (from mayo to salt).

Enjoy!