Korean Burger with Kimchi and EggMy online friend, Jenn Kirk, instagrammed this burger that she was about to devour. It looked amazing so I asked her what was in it. This is my version trying to recreate that yumo looking burger! Ingredients (pictured below):
1. 1 cup of kimchi (each burger used about 2 - 3 pieces, but can use more if you love the stuff like I do!)
2. Strips of dried seaweed
3. Marinated turkey patty (I used 3 lbs of ground turkey and mixed in the marinade)
4. 1 egg per burger
5. Whole wheat buns
6. 1/4 soy mayo
7. 1/4 cup sambal oelek garlic chili
8. 1 tbsp sesame oil
For the meat marinade (taken from this recipe):
3 lbs ground turkey
1/2 cup soy
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 sesame oil
1/4 cup sake
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 green onions finely chopped
2 tbsp sesame seed
sprinkle of black pepper
1. Combine the ground turkey with the ingredients for the meat marinade and refrigerate overnight. Gently form the meat into patties about 3" wide and 1" thick, but this size will also depend on the bun size you use. Season patties with salt and pepper. Pan fry the patties until they are cooked through. I cooked ours on a cast iron skillet.
2. Make the spicy sauce by combining the 1/4 soy mayo, 1/4 cup sambak garlic chili, and 1 tbsp sesame oil. Set aside.
3. Cut your seaweed strips and pan fry your egg and set both aside.
4. Serve the patties on the buns; top with kimchi, egg, seaweed strips, and spicy sauce. Take a giant bite and enjoy!
I love Korean food, so I was totally all about the burger. Ben isn't a big fan of kimchi, though he had his with it, he went without it for his second one. He also didn't like the egg, so he left that out of the second one too. The girls didn't like it too much, which surprised me because the meat had a sweetness to it that I was sure they would love. I served it again to them the next day for lunch with ketchup, and they ate that up, so maybe it's just that they're not quite into fancy burgers just yet. Or maybe it was the ketchup. These girls of mine LOVE ketchup!