- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Serving: 4 - 8
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 233
- Fat Content: 11g
- Saturated Fat Content: 5g
- Carbohydrate Content: 22g
- Sugar Content: 3g
- Fiber Content: 1g
- Protein Content: 11g
- Sodium Content: 0.5g
- olive-oil - 2 tbsp olive oil
- onion - 2 onions, finely chopped
- spinach - 250g bag spinach
- white-bread - 5 slices white bread, blitzed into breadcrumbs (or 150g dried breadcrumbs)
- nutmeg - good grating of fresh nutmeg
- mature-cheddar - 100g mature cheddar, grated
- parmesan - 40g parmesan, finely grated
- large-egg - 1-2 large eggs, beaten
- plain-flour - 3 tbsp plain flour
- bread - 6 crusty bread rolls
- tomatoes - 4 ripe, juicy tomatoes, thickly sliced
- ketchup - good-quality ketchup or other relish
- fries - sweet potato fries (optional)
- Heat half the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onions for about 10 mins until pale and soft, then leave to cool a little.
- Finely chop the spinach in a food processor and tip into a bowl. Add the cooled onion, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, cheddar and Parmesan, and mash together. Add the beaten egg, a little at a time (you may not need all of it), until the mixture holds together. Divide into eight (see tip below) and shape into fat burgers.
- Put the flour in a shallow bowl, season well and dip the burgers into the flour to coat. Store in a plastic container between layers of baking parchment. Either chill until ready to cook, or freeze.
- Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and fry for about 5 mins each side until browned all over. Serve in the crusty rolls, with a couple of slices of tomato, ketchup and sweet potato fries on the side, if you like.
Freezable family recipe for 4 – 8 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has olive oil, onion, spinach, white bread, nutmeg, mature cheddar, parmesan, large egg, plain flour, bread, tomatoes, ketchup and fries.