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BAM 5: Mini Renkon Hamburgers with Daikon Oroshi Sauce, Ninjin (Carrot) with Mirin and Butter and Rice

Friday, June 4th, 2010
BAM 5: Mini Renkon (Lotus) Hamburgers, Ninjin (carrot) with Mirin and Butter and Rice.

Renkon hamburgers are little sliders that make for a great presentation. You can serve them as appetizers or as a meal. If you serve it as a meal, you can eat it as a traditional hamburger with buns or you can eat it Japanese style with rice and vegetables.

Ingredients (8-10 Mini burgers)
380 grams (0.8 lbs) of ground beef*
1 clove of garlic (grated)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
1/2 cup of chopped onions
1/4 cup of grated renkon
1 egg
1/4 cup of panko bread crumbs
2 small renkon (lotus) (Use to make 16-20 slices of renkon and grated renkon)
1 teaspoon of sesame seed oil
1 spring onion for garnish

Sauce ingredients
1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
Put the above ingredients into a measuring cup and add enough water to make it
1/2 a cup and mix well.
2 tablespoons of grated daikon oroshi (any part of the daikon will do.)

Thickening sauce
1/4 teaspoon of katakuriko (potato starch) or you can substitute with corn starch
2 Tablespoons of water

Directions
1) Mix the beef, salt, pepper, nutmeg, soy sauce, oyster sauce and garlic and mix well until it starts to get sticky. Use your hands.
2) Add the chopped onions, egg, panko and grated renkon and give it a quick mix until incorporated.
3) Peel your renkon. Grate 1/4 cup or about half of a small renkon. (You can use your daikon grater) Slice the rest into thin slices about 1/8 of an inch (or about 4mm).
4) Place sliced renkon into water for aku nuki. Make little hamburger patties that are slightly smaller than the diameter of your renkon.
5) Assemble your burgers by sandwiching the patties between two slices of renkon and press lightly.
6) Heat your frying pan with 1 teaspoon of sesame seed oil.
7) Add your burgers and fry on medium to low heat for about 1 and a half minute on each side.
8) Add the sauce, cover and simmer on low for 5 minutes.
9) Add the daikon oroshi and thickening mix and stir quickly and simmer for 1 minute.

*Japanese tastes prefer a 70-30 ratio of ground beef and ground pork, known as aibiki niku. Ground beef has plenty of deliciousness so it’s not necessary but I have to admit it goes well with the daikon sauce.

Chop up your onions fine.
Renkon burger-onions

Grate your renkon with your daikon Grater
Renkon burger-grating renkon

Renkon burger-grated renkon

Slice your renkon thin and put your sliced renkon into a bowl of water.
renkon burger-renkon sliced thin

Put some meat between two slices of renkon and press lightly while keeping the patty at least 1 inch thick.
Renkon burger-assembling

Push the sides of the meat in until they fill up the holes in the renkon.
Renkon burger-filling in the renkon holes

Add the sesame seed oil and fry your mini burgers.
Renkon burgers-fry in sesame seed oil

Flip and fry the other side.
Renkon burger-flipped

Cover and simmer with the sauce for 5 minutes.
Renkon burger-add sauce and steam

Garnish with green onions and serve with rice and cooked vegetables.
Renkon burgers-served

DEEELICIOUS! You can serve these burgers with many different types of sauces. Next time, I’ll post a rich red wine sauce to go with these burgers.
tags: Renkon  Hamburger 
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