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Recipe: Merlin's Burger & Oven Wedges


Merlin's Burger & Oven Wedges

Angel Bay Lite Burger Patties
1 carrot
1 ice burg lettuce
1 tomato
tomato sauce
6 hamburger buns
lite salad dressing (vinaigrette or balsamic)

Grate the carrot, thinly slice the tomato, wash and drain the lettuce leaves. Cook the meat patty as per the directions on the pack. To assemble split the buns and toast if desired. Layer the bun with lettuce, carrot and tomato. Top with meat patty and tomato sauce.

Salad Dressing
There are a variety of lite salad dressings available from supermarkets - look for ones with the Heart Foundation tick or reduced oil content.

You could also make your own. Try dressing the lettuce and carrot with the juice of a lemon and a tablespoon of white vinegar. Combine in a small bowl; season with freshly ground black pepper and 4-5 sprigs of finely chopped mint or basil. Toss through lettuce and carrot prior to assembling your burger.

Wedges
Make your own wedges by par boiling a potato until just tender. Slice into eighths and place on a non-stick-baking tray or oven try lined with baking paper. Spray with oil and bake in a hot oven until browned and crispy.

You can also use wedges from the freezer at your supermarket - look for wedges with the skin on. Bake in the oven rather than pan fry.

Tip: Use an electric grill plate with a non-stick surface to reduce the amount of oil used or use a light spray of oil from a can or refillable pump bottle. Olive oil or a poly-unsaturated oil is best. If you don't have a spray can or bottle use a pastry brush to coat your cooking surface, which will help reduce the amount of oil you use when cooking.

Tip: Add flavour to your wedges by serving them tossed in mixed herds, paprika or cajun spices.


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