Green Burger

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 onions , finely chopped

  • 250g bag spinach

  • 5 slices white bread , blitzed into breadcrumbs (or 150g dried breadcrumbs)

  • good grating of fresh nutmeg

  • 100g mature cheddar , grated

  • 40g parmesan , finely grated

  • 1-2 large eggs , beaten

  • 3 tbsp plain flour


  • Heat half the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onions for about 10 mins until pale and soft, then leave to cool a little.
  • Finely chop the spinach in a food processor and tip into a bowl. Add the cooled onion, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, cheddar and Parmesan, and mash together. Add the beaten egg, a little at a time (you may not need all of it), until the mixture holds together. Divide into eight (see tip below) and shape into fat burgers.
  • Put the flour in a shallow bowl, season well and dip the burgers into the flour to coat. Store in a plastic container between layers of baking parchment. Either chill until ready to cook, or freeze.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and fry for about 5 mins each side until browned all over. Serve in the crusty rolls, with a couple of slices of tomato, ketchup and sweet potato fries on the side, if you like.