| Cheeseburger Spring Rolls |
Inspired by Kids in America | Kim Wilde
Head Chef Doron Wong at Delicatessen in Soho, has created cheeseburger spring rolls – one of those 2008 “modern classics” according to Page Six. Doron Wong initially had them in mind for the children’s menu, but, clearly, they proved irresistible to adults and rapidly became their speciality.
The words ‘cheeseburger spring roll’ can come as a bit of a surprise, but when you think about it: crispy spring rolls… yes, got to love them …cheeseburger ?… yeah, totally ! Why not? Make Doron a happy man and show the world you’re never too old to be Kids in America.
| Ingredients |
_ 250g minced meat
_1 large red onion
_ 2 tomatoes
_ phyllo pastry
_ ground salt & pepper
_ sunflower or rapeseed oil for frying
| Method |
It’s good to make a decision from the offset either to fry or roast your spring rolls. The choice is simple: less calories or more awesomeness. Fried then.
Begin by making a oignon brunoise. Fry them in a frying pan until translucent with a bit of salted butter. Throw in the mince meat and stir until cooked. After peeling and deseeding the tomatoes, cut them into cubes. Add to the meat. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Now let’s get to the spring roll bit. Something to note: I often make them as a starter but you could equally adapt this recipe to make some great smaller nibbles (a little extra work is involved though!)
It’s not difficult to roll them up; if you’ve already made them you just need to follow these four steps. If not, I advise taking a quick look at this youtube video.
Whatever you do make sure to spread out the phyllo pastry sheets one at a time and to separate them before you roll up the spring rolls. Once you’ve got the method mastered place a slice of cheddar, and some meat filling on the pastry, roll once, fold the sides towards the centre and be careful to roll them up as tight as possible. Dap some water on the edges to seal them and stack them up in a pile until you’ve no filling left.
If you’ve chosen the oven, preheat to 200°C (fan oven) and leave them to cook for around twenty minutes. If you’ve gone for the sinful, more delicious option of frying: heat the oil in a large pan (careful not to burn it) and drop in your rolls leaving them to cook until golden brown. One last thing: place on kitchen roll to absorb the excess oil.
Of course you’ll want some dipping material – ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, chutney… anything you like!
♫ We’re the kids in America…Ooooh !