Saturday 16 September 2017

Kung Po Open Face Pork Burger 宫保猪肉堡

There were just too much 好料 (good stuffs) and I decided to make this Kung Po Open Face Pork Burger 宫保猪肉堡 an open face burger 🍔! Good things must show! I made the "with egg" and "without egg" versions. These open face mini burgers come with layers of goodness : home made kung po seasoned meat patties, sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, cucumber, tomatoes & spinach and of course the mouthwatering Woh Hup Kung Po Sauce.

Ingredients (enough to make 9 mini burgers) :
  • 250 gm of minced pork
  • 5 butter rolls (slice each butter roll into half; top & bottom) 
  • 5 pcs of mushrooms (rinsed, trimmed and thinly sliced)
  • ½ cucumber (deseed, thinly sliced)
  • 15 cherry tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • ½ onion (sliced)
  • sunny side up fried eggs (optional)
  • ½ tbsp Woh Hup Kung Po Sauce (to sauté mushrooms)
  • 1 tbsp butter (to pan grill meat patties)
  • butter spread (for bread)
  • cooking oil 
  • spinach (for garnishing)
  • toasted sesame (for garnishing)

Seasonings for Meat Patties :

  • 4 tbsp Knorr Golden Salted Egg Powder
  • 4 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tsp sugar

Sauce : 

  • 3 tbsp Woh Hup Kung Po Sauce
    a dash of grounded black pepper
    a pinch of salt
    3 tbsp water

(tsp = teaspoon; tbsp = tablespoon) 

Method :
  1. Fold in minced pork, all seasonings and finely chopped ingredients (i.e. mushrooms, coriander, ginger, garlic, onions) into a large bowl.
  2. Mix Ingredients and seasonings well with a pair of chopsticks in one direction (clockwise or anti-clockwise) till the meat and ingredients become sticky and gluey.
  3. Shape into 9 equal portions of meat patties.
  4. Arrange meat patties on tray and chill for at least 1 hour. 
  5. Meanwhile, sauté onion slices and set aside.
  6. Sauté mushrooms with 1/2 tbsp Woh Hup Kung Po Sauce. Set aside.
  7. Heat butter on grill pan. 
  8. At medium heat, grill all meat patties till fully cooked. Set aside to rest.
  9. Grill or toast all butter rolls slices. 
  10. Apply butter on top side of bread.
  11. Assemble burger layer by layer (i.e. bread, cucumber, meat patties, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, fried egg, tomatoes, spinach etc.) in accordance to your preference.
  12. Pierce a bamboo skewer through the layers to firm the structure. 
  13. To make sauce, add Woh Hup Kung Po Sauce, grounded black pepper and salt into saucepan. Bring to boil. 
  14. Drizzle burger with Kung Po sauce.  
  15. Garnish and serve.
  16. Serve whilst hot.

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