It's Easter Monday and that's a bank holiday! Bank holidays mean only one thing, a barbecue. However, the weather gods have not smiled kindly on the UK today, so plans of cremating meat products have been knocked into a cocked hat.
Perhaps a little prematurely, we purchased the where-with-all for making burgers at Cornucopia on Friday and therefore our path for this evening was set. We bought a packet of mince from Manor Farm Beef with tonight in mind. Even Chris the farmer said that they often turn their mince into burgers by simply seasoning them. Who am I to argue?
Salt and pepper is all that we added to the beef before dry frying the burgers and letting them rest in the oven. We topped them with emmental, a couple of rashers of bacon and served them with skinny fries and gherkins. The only thing missing was the smoky taste you get from barbecue cooking, but that will have to come later in the year.