The age of deep-frying everything under the sun just a got a little better with breaded hamburgers. These delicious burgers combine the flavor of deep-frying with the fun of eating burgers. By browning them in a pan and finishing them off in the oven, you can get the flavor you desire while sparing some of the fat, without sacrificing flavor. Breaded hamburgers can be served with mashed potatoes and veggies or in a bun with all the fixings and a side of fries.
Things You'll Need
- Medium mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- 1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbs. minced onion
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/ 4 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- Shallow bowl
- 1 1/2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
- Heavy saucepan
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Baking pan, 9-by-9
- 1 onion
- Meat thermometer
Mix the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Form into four hamburger patties. Set aside.
Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl until well blended. Dip the burgers into the egg to coat them.
Place the breadcrumbs on a plate or pie plate. Press the burgers into the breadcrumbs to thoroughly coat them.
Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until a drop of water skitters in the oil. You will need approximately 1/4 inch of oil in the bottom of the pan.
Fry the burgers in the hot oil for approximately 2 minutes per side, until they are browned.
Slice the onions into 1/4-inch slices and layer them in the bottom of a 9-by-9 baking pan. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, but do not cover the onions completely.
Place the burgers on top of the onions and bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until the burgers are cooked thoroughly. Check that the internal temperature of the burgers is 160 Fahrenheit with a meat thermometer.
Tips & Warnings
- Add spices to the burgers according to your preferences. Consider minced peppers, chives, basil or garlic.
- Ground beef should be cooked to 160 degree F before eating.
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