Burgers With A Plantain Twist
There are truly few better feelings than sinking your teeth into a giant, juicy burger. but that feeling is approximately 1,000 times more satisfying when the buns of that burger are fried plantains, what a sandwich it is!
Not only do you get less carbs (we could all use that) but you get more flavour! Here is a twist on the traditional hamburger, called a Tostone burger originating from puerto rico, and I hope this one shows up at your next outdoor shindig!
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 2 teaspoons salt pepper to taste
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 pound green plantains
- Make burgers: Combine all ingredients in bowl, mix with hand until well combined. Set in fridge.
- Make plantain bread: Cut plantains on a bias, 1-inch thick. Set a large frying pan over high heat, fill with about 1/2 inch canola oil. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
- Fry plantains briefly until lightly golden.
- Remove, flatten with a plate lined with parchment paper. Refry until crisp and golden brown. Set aside on paper towels to drain.
- Cook burgers: Portion seasoned ground beef into four patties about 1/4 pound each.
- Fill pan with 2 tablespoons of canola oil, pan fry on high heat first then reduce (do not flatten with spatula) to medium heat. Cook to desired doneness.
- Assemble burgers: place a plantain on a plate, top with burger, cheese and second plantain disc. Serve immediately.