HAMBURGER: A Caribbean twist to an American treat

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Hamburger is a popular American fast food. During the summer it is one of the many food favorites at the various outdoor events.

hamburgerCaribbean people also enjoy hamburgers and incorporate them in various meals. I sometimes serve it with a Caribbean twist, paring the hamburger with avocado and tostones. Below is my recipe for hamburger Caribbean style:

INGREDIENTS

* 1 pound chopped beef

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 2 teaspoon onion powder

* 1 pack of hamburger bun

* 2 whole avocadoes

* 1 head of lettuce

* slices of tomatoes

* fresh onion rings

* 2 nearly ripe plantains

* 2 cups of coconut oil

METHOD

Season chopped meat with salt and onion powder. Allow to marinate overnight.

Using an ice cream scoop, shape one and -a-half scoop of chopped meat into a hamburger patty. Put patties to rest, covering with foil or greased paper.

Light charcoal grill. When the charcoal is fully lit, put hamburger patties on grill.

Cook each side for 10 to 12 minutes until to your likeness. Do not burn.

When hamburger meat is cooked , toast hamburger buns.

Compile hamburger as follows: Place cooked hamburger meat on toasted bun. Add onion rings, tomatoes and lettuce. Add one to two slices of avocadoes.

TOSTONES

Peal the two plantains. Cut in round pieces about half inch thick.

Heat the oil in a heavy Dutch pot. Add the plantain pieces and fry until nearly cook.

Remove and mash the plantains pieces on a cutting board. Put the mash pieces of plantains back into heated oil and continue to cook until golden brown.

Remove from oil and place on paper towels – to absorb the excess oil.

Serve with hamburgers.

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