Whole30, Day 23
Working from home for the day I had some time to get creative with lunch. Ladies and Gentlemen - I present, the Whole30 Burger. Yea, those are latkes as the "bun."
Not gonna lie, it was a pain in the ass to make. Not the burger so much, that's easy. But those latkes were a project - mostly because I used the last of the eggs for breakfast so not only did I have to try and make them without flour, but I also had to create an egg substitute...I went with some milk and baking powder...didn't work out great, but it worked. I topped it off with some mayo and mustard since ketchup also has sugar in it. It was a good lunch, just a little more work, and clean up than I care for on a weekday.
As for Friday night? All I can say is thank God for good friends. We had plans to spend the evening with another couple, and they were kind enough to call ahead and ask what I could eat for dinner knowing I was doing Whole30. They had done it over the summer and knew what a pain it can be. We settled on roast chicken with a salad - everyone was happy.
Whole30, Day 23 3.8 lbs. lost
Breakfast: scrambled egg, 1/2 avocado, salt, red pepper, lemon
Lunch: Latke Burger
Dinner: Roast Chicken and salad
Whole30 Latke Burger
1 lb. ground beef
Combine beef, salt, pepper, onion & garlic powder. Form into 4 burger patties. Set aside.
Wash, peel and shred potatoes on a box grater. Lay out on some paper towel and squeeze out excess liquid.
Combine potato shreds with egg, onion & garlic powder, and salt.
Heat oil in a deep saute' pan over high heat. Spoon potato mixture into pan, about 2 tablespoons full per latke. Cook about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Remove latkes from oil and drain on paper towel. Work in batches until all mixture is cooked. You should have at least 8 latkes, possibly some extra.
Heat a saute' or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook burger patties about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Serve burgers on latke "buns", topped with mayo & mustard (or condiment of choice).