Pure Ambrosia….Hamburger Heaven
There is nothing better, than opening your mouth wide like a hippo, and taking that first yummy bite into hamburger heaven. Pure ambrosia. Nothing better, to satisfy a craving.
We recently had our first Burger King’s open up in our province. And yes, I know it’s fast-food and junk-food, but you know what, it’s still yummy poison! So being surrounded by everyone eating these burgers, I thought, this sucks, I need to have a hamburger, and that’s when I discovered the low-carb burger rolls.
There are a few recipes floating around, various websites, but the one below, I used with great success.
And my burger was pure paradise, smothered in homemade tzatziki, grilled haloumi, rosa tomato’s & my yummy lamb koftes! Yep, I went full-out!
Ingredients (makes 6):
- 3 eggs (separate yolks to whites)
- 7,5ml psyllium husks
- 5ml baking powder
- 1ml cream of tartar
- 100g cream cheese (like Philadelphia cream cheese)
How to make?
- Beat the egg whites with a hand mixer, in a separate bowl until stiff.
- Mix the cream cheese, egg yolks, cream of tartar, baking powder & psyllium husks together, until they are well mixed. My secret, is that I microwave my cream cheese for 10-20 seconds, to soften it up and then mix all the other ingredients together. It makes a nice smooth paste.
- Then fold this into the egg whites i.e. mix with a spatula or spoon (do not use hand mixer).
- Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees celsius. Take two oven trays, I use baking paper on them & spray them with a non-stick spray, since first time I made these, I simply non-stick sprayed my oven tray & it was a mission to clean. I prefer having to throw the non-stick paper away, with minimal fuss in washing.
- Spoon the mixture onto the trays – each roll is approximately 2 heaped tablespoons, give or take. Don’t worry that the mixture might be a bit runny, just make sure it has space, I find you can do about 3 to 4 of these on a normal size baking tray, thus the need for 2 trays.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- And voila, you have your burger rolls.
- Once cooled I wrapped them individually in plastic-wrap & found them to last for a few days. You can even toast them!