Burger Al-Lahmeh

December 31st, 2019

Burger Al-Lahmeh is the recipe of Syrian meat Burger.

Let’s make Burger Al-Lahmeh:

1, 2. Put 250 g fat free ground lamb meat in a bowl.

3. In the photo this is ground sheep/lamb tail fat “liyeh”.

4. Add 20 grams ground sheep/lamb tail fat “liyeh” to ground meat.

5. Ka’ek is a middle eastern kind of bread stick that is incredibly crunchy and used usually served alongside tea. Ka’ek is available without sesame and with sesame, and the one without sesame is used in mhammara and Daqqah. In Syria, it is known as Ka’ek Al-Sakhanneh and made with chickpeas starter (leaven).

6, 7, 8. Bring Ka’ek and break into pieces.

9, 10, 11. In a mortar, using the pestle, crush Ka’ek into fine crumbs.

12. Measure 35 grams (1/4 cup) ka’ek crumbs.

13, 14. Add ka’ek crumbs to meat mixture.

15, 16. Add 1 teaspoon crushed garlic to meat mixture.

17, 18. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to meat mixture.

19, 20. Add 1/8 teaspoon black pepper to meat mixture.

21, 22, 23, 24. Mix meat, liyeh and spices together until combined.

25, 26. Line 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) square pan with baking paper and brush the paper with oil.

27, 28. Divide meat mixture into pieces, each piece is 75 grams.

33, 34, 35, 36. Flatten the ball into Aqras “discs”, each disc is 0.4 inch (1 cm) thick. They are four meat patties.

37, 38, 39, 40. Cook in preheated oven at 356 °F (180 °C) for 12 minutes, then cover with aluminum foil and continue cooking for 30 to 40 minutes or until the patties are all browned and cooked inside.

French Fries.

Burger is usually served with French fries.

41, 42, . Wash and rinse potatoes. Then peel the potatoes

43, 44, 45, 46. Place the potato on its side and using a knife, cut a thin slice off the edge to serve as a flat base. Flip the potato cut side down and cut thin slices; make them the width you’d like your French fries.

47, 48. Put potato slices on a colander and season with salt.

49, 50. Fill a deep pot with a 1400 ml corn oil.

51, 52. Heat oil until it reaches 338 °F (170 °C). You can test it with cooking thermometer or by throwing a piece of bread in to see if it sizzles.

53, 54, 55, 56. Deep fry potatoes until golden in color.

57, 58, 59, 60. Drain fried potato on paper towels.

Fried Eggs

In Syria, burger is usually topped with either fried eggs or sunny side up fried eggs.

61. Put an egg in a bowl.

62, 63, 64, 65. Season with salt and pepper.

65, 66. Whisk egg using a fork.

67, 68, 69. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon ghee and bring it to high heat.

70. Add egg to ghee.

71, 72, 73, 74, 75. During frying the egg, use a spoon and move egg to cook the yolk, consider not turning the cooked egg into pieces.

76. Put fried eggs in a plate and set aside.

Sunny Side Up Fried Eggs

In Syria, burger is usually topped with either fried eggs or sunny side up fried eggs.

77. Put an egg in a bowl.

78, 79. Season with salt and pepper.

80, 81, 82. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon ghee and bring it to high heat.

83. Add egg to ghee.

84, 85, 86, 87. Cook until the tops of the whites are set but the yolk is still runny.

88. Put Sunny side up fried egg in a plate and set aside.

Homemade Ketuchp

I usually make this kind of ketchup with our burger because it gives the unique taste to it.

89, 90. Put 125 g (1/2 cup) tomato paste in a bowl.

91, 92. Add 1/8 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic to tomato paste.

94, 95. Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

96. Add 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar.

98. Add pinch of black pepper.

99, 100. Add 3 tablespoons water.

101, 102, 103, 104. Mix and set aside.

Laban ‘Ayran

Laban ‘Ayran “Yogurt drink” is served with burger.

105. Put yogurt in a jug.

106. Dilute yogurt with water. Season with salt.

107, 108. Mix and set aside in the refrigerator.

Serving

109. Burger Al-Lahmeh is served in buns with French fries, fried eggs, and ketchup.

Burger Al-Lahmeh With Fried Eggs

110, 111, 112. Open burger bun.

113, 114. Spread ketchup on bun bottom.

115, 116. Top with French fries.

117, 118. Top with burger patty.

119, 120, 121, 122. Top with piece of fried egg.

123, 124. Top with French fries.

125, 126. Spread ketchup on bun top.

127, 128, 129. Set bun top in place and serve.

Burger Al-Lahmeh With Sunny Side Up Fried Eggs

130, 131, 132. Open burger bun.

133, 134. Spread ketchup on bun bottom.

135, 136. Top with French fries.

137, 138. Top with burger patty.

139, 140, 141, 142. Top with piece of sunny side up fried egg.

143, 144. Top with French fries.

145, 146. Spread ketchup on bun top.

147. 148, 149. Set bun top in place and serve.

150. Serve burger Al-Lahmeh with French fries, ketchup, and Laban ‘Ayran.

Burger Al-Lahmeh

From: Family Recipe / Servings: 4 Burgers
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250 g fat free ground lamb meat

20 g ground sheep/lamb tail fat “liyeh”

35 g (1/4 cup) ka’ek crumbs

1 tsp crushed garlic

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

French Fries

Potatoes

Salt, for seasoning

1400 ml corn oil, for frying

Fried Eggs

1 egg

Salt, for seasoning

Black pepper, for seasoning

1 tsp ghee

Sunny Side up Fried Eggs

1 egg

Salt, for seasoning

Black pepper, for seasoning

1 tsp ghee

Homemade Ketchup

125 g (1/2 cup) tomato paste

1/8 tsp + 1/4 tsp crushed garlic

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp brown sugar

Pinch of black pepper

3 tbsp water

Laban ‘Ayran

Yogurt, preferably Laban Arabi (Syrian yogurt made from sheep’s milk)

Water

Salt, for seasoning

To serve

Burger Buns

Homemade ketchup

French fries

Fried eggs

Sunny side up fried eggs

 

 

Put 250 g fat free ground lamb meat in a bowl.

Add 20 grams ground sheep/lamb tail fat “liyeh” to ground meat.

Ka’ek is a middle eastern kind of bread stick that is incredibly crunchy and used usually served alongside tea. Ka’ek is available without sesame and with sesame, and the one without sesame is used in mhammara and Daqqah. In Syria, it is known as Ka’ek Al-Sakhanneh and made with chickpeas starter (leaven).

Bring Ka’ek and break into pieces.

In a mortar, using the pestle, crush Ka’ek into fine crumbs.

Measure 35 grams (1/4 cup) ka’ek crumbs.

Add ka’ek crumbs to meat mixture.

Add 1 teaspoon crushed garlic to meat mixture.

Add 1/2 teaspoons salt to meat mixture.

Add 1/8 teaspoon black pepper to meat mixture.

Mix meat, liyeh and spices together until combined.

Line 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) square pan with baking paper and brush the paper with oil.

Divide meat mixture into pieces, each piece is 75 grams.

Flatten the ball into Aqras “discs”, each disc is 0.4 inch (1 cm) thick. They are four meat patties.

Cook in preheated oven at 356 °F (180 °C) for 12 minutes, then cover with aluminum foil and continue cooking for 30 to 40 minutes or until the patties are all browned and cooked inside.

French Fries.

Burger is usually served with French fries.

Wash and rinse potatoes. Then peel the potatoes

Place the potato on its side and using a knife, cut a thin slice off the edge to serve as a flat base. Flip the potato cut side down and cut thin slices; make them the width you’d like your French fries.

Put potato slices on a colander and season with salt.

Fill a deep pot with a 1400 ml corn oil.

Heat oil until it reaches 338 °F (170 °C). You can test it with cooking thermometer or by throwing a piece of bread in to see if it sizzles.

Deep fry potatoes until golden in color.

Drain fried potato on paper towels.

Fried Eggs

In Syria, burger is usually topped with either fried eggs or sunny side up fried eggs.

Put an egg in a bowl.

Season with salt and pepper.

Whisk egg using a fork.

In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon ghee and bring it to high heat.

Add egg to ghee.

During frying the egg, use a spoon and move egg to cook the yolk, consider not turning the cooked egg into pieces.

Put fried eggs in a plate and set aside.

Sunny Side Up Fried Eggs

In Syria, burger is usually topped with either fried eggs or sunny side up fried eggs.

Put an egg in a bowl.

Season with salt and pepper.

In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon ghee and bring it to high heat.

Add egg to ghee.

Cook until the tops of the whites are set but the yolk is still runny.

Put Sunny side up fried egg in a plate and set aside.

Homemade Ketuchp

I usually make this kind of ketchup with our burger because it gives the unique taste to it.

Put 125 g (1/2 cup) tomato paste in a bowl.

Add 1/8 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic to tomato paste.

Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Add 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar.

Add pinch of black pepper.

Add 3 tablespoons water.

Mix and set aside.

Laban ‘Ayran

Laban ‘Ayran “Yogurt drink” is served with burger.

Put yogurt in a jug.

Dilute yogurt with water. Season with salt.

Mix and set aside in the refrigerator.

Serving

Burger Al-Lahmeh is served in buns with French fries, fried eggs, and ketchup.

Burger Al-Lahmeh With Fried Eggs

Open burger bun.

Spread ketchup on bun bottom.

Top with French fries.

Top with burger patty.

Top with piece of fried egg.

Top with French fries.

Spread ketchup on bun top.

Set bun top in place and serve.

Burger Al-Lahmeh With Sunny Side Up Fried Eggs

Open burger bun.

Spread ketchup on bun bottom.

Top with French fries.

Top with burger patty.

Top with piece of sunny side up fried egg.

Top with French fries.

Spread ketchup on bun top.

Set bun top in place and serve.

Serve burger Al-Lahmeh with French fries, ketchup, and Laban ‘Ayran.

Notes and Tips

Burger patties can be cooked over a grill.

Sheep’s yogurt is preferred to make Laban ‘Ayran.

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One Response to “Burger Al-Lahmeh”

  1. Chris Lee says:

    Lovely. Many thanks for sharing again Dima. I shall make this at the weekend.

    It’s great to see the humble burger as eaten in different cultures. A favourite of mine is the Turkish Islak Burger, which I occasionally make. A messy affair but very good regardless.

    http://sevilayinmutfagi.com/islak-hamburger/

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