I was impressed by Rachel Khoo‘s cauliflower cheese burger, one of the dishes in her Kitchen Notebook London It looks like very healthy and delicious. And it is a total different dish I normally eat. My diet is everything. Oatmeal and vege. fruit juice in the morning. All kinds of food as lunch or dinner. Single vegetarian dish in a meal is rare. But I’ve made it. And it’s good. The richness of cheese did not stuff me breathless. Yum!
But I did not have most of her ingredients in my kitchen. So, a lot of substitution.
|Butter beans||Chick pea beans|
|Parsley||Thyme, spring onion|
|Lemon zest||Lemon zest|
|Bread crumb||Bread crumb|
No harm. My version ended up very nice. The preparation was quite easy.
Cook sliced red onion until soft. Pour red wine vinegar. I skipped the raisin as included in Rachel’s original idea. Intentionally I did not add any seasoning, aiming to check out how it tasted.
Steam the cauliflower (small pieces) for 15-20 minutes. Mix with the cheese, herbs, lemon zest. Then add flour and breadcrumb to give it a more solid texture. Shape the batter as burger.
Brush with egg wash and cover with breadcrumb. Pan fry each side for 6-8 minutes. I used low heat.
The acidity of the red onion chutnety offset the richness of the Pecorino. Four small pieces in my stomach. I did not feel stuffed but quite comfortable. And a walk of 20 minutes after the dinner. Should be healthy and not adding weight to my hip.
Alternatively, go with a salad instead of the red onion chutney.