One of my favourite subjects at school was Food Technology. Why? Well there was usually something edible to tuck into at the end of it.
I particularly enjoyed the classes when we were allowed to cook what we wanted to. Naturally, I nearly always made something Greek-related. Even my chocolate-chip cookies had a secret ingredient that my Yiayia had sent over…
One particular lesson I made a favourite Greek dish of the Botziou household – biftekia – basically beef hamburgers but much nicer. They went down a treat with my fellow classmates, and I remember my teacher greedily wolfing down a couple as well!
So here’s what you need for 3-4 portions:
- 1/2 kilo of minced beef
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of crushed rusk bread
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- Parsley, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoonful’s of oil
- Lemon juice
- Salt, pepper
What to do:
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the mince with the crushed rusk, the garlic, chopped onion, and add the egg, oil, parsley and salt/pepper. Drizzle some lemon juice into the mix.
- Mix the ingredients well and then mould them into a round flat shape – as many as the mixture will allow for a decent sized hamburger.
- Grill them on both sides evenly until crisp and golden brown – make sure that the insides are cooked!
Serve with homemade chips, rice or a Greek salad.