My best Christmas Dinner yet and it was on a burger!December 4, 2014
6 oz Angus beef and venison patty, 5 bird roast slice (turkey, goose, chicken, pheasant, duck), panko fried stuffing, deep fried sprouts, port and cranberry sauce, KFC style turkey gravy, topped with a candied Pig in Blanket served in a Brioche bun
Solita however believe in their concoction so much that they accepted the challenge and booked me in for lunch today at midday.
Now if you were following me on twitter or instagram today you would have seen that I was given a bowl of sprouts as an appetiser. The outer leaves were reminiscent of crispy seaweed but the thicker slices when eaten alone were definitely a bit too sprout-like for me. However when combined with all the amazing flavours described above they managed to fit, to compliment it almost, it certainly wouldn’t have been a Christmas burger without it. I mean its not that I love Sprouts, or even like them but the way that Solita cook them make them not only inoffensive but palatable and even dare I say it, tasty?
It seems that the hated brussel sprout is part of what makes a Christmas dinner Christmassy, the smell of the sprout, the after taste and even the splash of green on the plate.
This amazing burger is served with chips, cheesy chips or sweet potato chips but I do feel that they are missing a trick here and maybe some thick cut chips roasted in goose fat splashed with gravy would made the perfect accompaniment to what has been the best Christmas dinner I have eaten so far.