Last night, Wade and I attempted to make this delicious alternative to a hamburger. We were craving something really tasty but didn’t want to cheat too bad as we are trying to eat healthy these days (key word ‘trying’)! These burgers turned out so good that I knew I needed to share the recipe with you! They were super easy to make and surprisingly tasted amazing! If you are getting sick of having the same thing over and over for supper, you should definitely give these a try! Let me know in the comments if you do!
• 1 head cauliflower
• 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
• ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
• Black pepper
• ½ cup flour
• 2 eggs, beaten
• Vegetable oil, for frying
• 2 slices cheese
• 2 hamburger buns, toasted
• 1 avocado
• Hummus-Mayo (recipe below)
Remove the green leaves from the cauliflower and cut into two pieces. Blanch the cauliflower by gently placing them into simmering water for about 2 minutes, just until crisp-tender; remove and shock in ice-water to cool; drain and pat dry with paper towel, carefully.
Cut the pieces into 1 inch ‘steaks’. If you cut them any thinner they won’t stay together as well.
Combine the panko breadcrumbs with the grated parmesan cheese in a large bowl, along with a pinch of salt and some black pepper, and set aside for a moment. Bread the cauliflower steaks by dipping them in the flour, then into the beaten eggs, then into the panko/parmesan mixture; set aside on a plate while you heat your oil for frying.
Heat enough oil in a large non-stick pan to shallow fry, about 1-2 inches; once oil is hot, add the breaded cauliflower in and fry for roughly 2 minutes per side, or until golden-brown; place the steaks on paper towels to drain.
Before assembling your burger, toast your buns in a toaster if you desire. You can now make the hummus-mayo spread by mixing 2 tablespoons of your favorite hummus with 1 tablespoon of mayo. Add salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
To assemble the burger spread the hummus-mayo on both pieces of the bun, add the cauliflower steak, a slice of your favourite cheese and a few pieces of avocado. Enjoy!