Lamb and Pistachio mini burgers with Fried Sumac Onions
adapted from Silvena Rowe's recipe
450g minced lamb
2 medium eggs
3 cm ginger, finely grated
2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 onion, grated
120g pistachio nuts, chopped
1-2 tbsp. olive oil, for oiling the griddle pan
For the sumac onions
2 tsp olive oil
1 large onion, sliced thinly
1 tsp ground sumac
To make the onions, heat the olive oil and add the sliced onions, cooking on low to medium heat. Season to taste and keep stirring. Saute until golden and add the sumac, remove from heat.
Place mince in a bowl and add the eggs, ginger, chillies, cumin, onion. Knead to combine really well. Shape into small patties. Press pistachios onto each pattie.
Preheat grill to medium-high and grill the patties until golden, about 3 minutes on each side.