We all have our days where we think we are just getting fatter and fatter, I know. But despite that reality, we want to eat much or our beloved tasty treats such as a meaty burger.
If you ever want a substitute for that, here’s a perfect one for you. This mushroom burger still has that meaty texture and similar flavor, but is a lot more friendly when it comes to fats, and also healthier!
In this recipe article, we are going to help you learn how to make the perfect mushroom burger, for all you out there who are more on the conscious side when it comes to your body.
You can end your guilt for eating your favorite food, because after all, we all deserve to be happy without reservations, right? Read on for more tips and trivia about this mushroom burger recipe.
What is a Mushroom Burger?
A mushroom burger is basically a sandwich consisting of one or more patties made out of mushroom as a replacement, instead of the traditionally used ground meat. In this case we use an oyster mushroom that’s finely chopped.
It is an edible mushroom which is first cultivated in Germany, but is now commercially available all around the world.
Oyster mushroom is a good choice as an alternative for ground beef meat because it packs a lot of health benefits. It helps prevent accumulating chronic diseases and helps strengthen the immune system since it contains a rich amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and some antioxidants. In addition to that, it has low calorie content and is fat free.
How to make a Mushroom Burger?
Making a mushroom burger is an easy task. You don’t need to have a vast knowledge about cooking to even make one. It’s a straightforward process without all the gruelling and overwhelming methods involved. It’s just as simple as forming the mixing and forming the patties and then cooking them.
For the mixing of all the ingredients, it is important that all of the ingredients are either finely chopped or finely grated especially the mushrooms. This is to avoid having big chunks in forming a patty. Our goal is to have a fine-made patty so it would look nice and easy to eat.
If you have a food processor lying around your household, it is a perfect tool for this recipe so you don’t need to manually chop the ingredients by hand.
This recipe can make about five medium-sized patties. If you want to have more or less patties, or a larger size patty, you can adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly.
Optional Ingredients for the Mushroom Burger
This recipe includes all the base ingredients which you need to make a delicious patty, but of course it is not limited to that.
For additional flavor to your burger, you can add in onion rings, some tomatoes, and also sauces such as mayonnaise, ketchup, or even mustard. Remember that the toppings you can add on to the burger are almost limitless, and it’s entirely up to you.
Another Mushroom Recipe You Can Try
If you are now in love with the delicious and healthy oyster mushrooms, why not try another healthy food twist! This time try making these yummy fried munchies out of these, here is a tempura recipe you can try: Oyster Mushroom Tempura Recipe
Into nuggets? Try: Oyster Mushroom Nuggets Recipe
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Homemade Mushroom Burger Recipe
- Frying Pan
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 2 cups oyster mushroom, chopped
- 2 pcs onion, chopped
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 pcs egg
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated (you can use Eden, Ques-O, Cheezee)
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix until all of them are well-incorporated.
- Scoop a part of the mixture and flatten it to make a patty. Repeat for the rest of the mixture.
- In a cooking pan, pour-in and heat the cooking oil in low to medium heat.
- Add-in the mushroom patty. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes or until nicely browned. Flip the patty and repeat the process.
- Transfer to a plate and assemble the burger using buns or bread. Optional ingredients such as mayonnaise, ketchup, and onions may be used. Serve and enjoy!
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