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."

Whole30 Burger, Seasoned beef patty, latke buns, mayo, mustard...

Whole30 Burger, Seasoned beef patty, latke buns, mayo, mustard...

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
garlic powder
onion powder

4 potatoes
2 eggs
garlic powder
onion powder
coconut oil

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).