If you have no idea what I'm talking about, I insist you Google Spongebob immediately!
For those who do know the lovable sponge and his underwater friends, you must try these with your little one.
Spongebob is a fry cook who works at the Krusty Krab. He had dreams of creating a Krabby Patty with a twist
And so did the Ankle Biter and I one day when we were filled with boredom and I had nothing for dinner.
I started with:
- 1kg of mince (any kind, I used chicken because that's what we like best)
- Garlic minced
- Mixed herbs
- 1 large onion, grated
- 1 carrot peeled and grated
- And of course, multiple food colourings
- Wash those grubby hands!!
- Pull out a few bowls and separate the mince evenly amongst them, mixing through the garlic and herbs (I like to do this with my hands as it's fun for the kids and I find it's the best way to really get the flavour through the meat)
- Add the grated goodies to each bowl and mix in (I like to include carrot just to add a bit of veg. I've tried capsicum, but that was NOT a hit with the family. You can add anything extra you like, but I'd suggest to make it small)
- Put in a couple of drops of food colouring, but make sure that you add it gradually. You can easily make them darker, but making them lighter is not so easy!
- Once you're happy with colour and consistency, heat some Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a pan OR fire up the barbeque
- Roll your mince into balls and chuck them into your pan/onto the BBQ. I used the end of my potato masher to squish them into little burger patties
And Voila! You have a gorgeous plate of pretty patties that the kids are bound to enjoy