Platter after platter, the halfing hosts continued to reward the heroes with enough burgers to feed an entire non-halfing village. With the trolls slain, the heroes began to wonder what would happen to the halflings if they discovered a human sized burger.
With my relatively new apartment, I had to make a huge sacrifice: the loss of my grill. Thanks to things like “fire codes,” I’m not allowed to have a grill on my porch. And since my smoke alarm goes off whenever I use my toaster, I’ve lost the ability to grill large pieces of meat. But sometimes I really want a burger that isn’t McDonald’s. So combined with the fact that Trader Joe’s sells these adorable miniburger buns, I had to make myself some.
But then I realized that a slider is just about the right size for a halfling, and that’s why I went with lamb because I don’t see Bilbo or Frodo being able to take down a beef critter.
1 pound ground lamb
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon mint, fresh or dried
8 mini burger buns
Combine the spices together and mix them into the lamb. Divide the lamb into equal sized patties, about two ounces each. Now here’s where the recipe falls apart, if you have a grill, use that. I ended up making them on a griddle over medium-high heat. The lamb was cooked for about 4 minutes on each side until cooked through but still juicy.
The buns were sliced and toasted while the feta cheese melted onto the burgers. After slathering up some hummus on each bun, I topped them with some mixed green and served. They were delicious.
For a side, I went with baked sweet potato fries. My friend Sam actually provided the recipe and they are fantastic! Now I have to go yell at Tom, because this site is way too Castle-y and not enough cooking!