Friday, March 02, 2007
Feta Cheeseburgers with Baked Garlic Fries
I think I need a new category of foods that I made up that don't really fit in anywhere. Everyone knows the burger is all-American, but does adding feta cheese make it Greek? I think I should say it's Greek-inspired. Anyway, this is one of lil' sis' favorite foods. She'll salivate and save room in her belly just for this. We do love our feta. I made these for last year's Memorial Day barbecue and my family scarfed them all up. They were even more popular than the Korean short ribs, spicy bulgogi-sauce pork ribs, and Italian dressing chicken wings. The juiciness of the burger and the saltiness of the feta go so well together that I don't think anything else except ketchup is needed. Serve with a side of homemade baked garlic fries. Feta Cheeseburgers with Baked Garlic Fries 2 lb package of ground beef or ground turkey 8 oz container of feta cheese, any variety but I prefer sundried tomato with herbs 1 small onion, diced and sauteed 1 tblsp soy sauce 2 tsp worchestershire sauce 1 tsp sea salt Dice and saute onions until soft and golden. Add to ground beef with all other ingredients and shape into patties. You don't need too much extra salt because the feta cheese is already quite salty. Add 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tblsp soy sauce, and 2 tsp worchestershire sauce. See the sauteed onions and feta chunks? Grill until done. That's it. Serve on toasted hamburger buns. As for garlic baked fries. Cut into thick long chunks. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder and olive oil. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for half an hour or so.