Venison burgers with baby carrots and carrot crisps

Ingredients

For the venison burgers
  • 400g/14¼oz venison mince
  • 100g/3½oz pancetta, finely diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
For the baby carrots and carrot crisps
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1 bunch baby carrots, leaves removed
  • 50ml/1¾fl oz water
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
To serve
  • 20g/¾ coriander cress
  • 20g/¾ red amaranth cress
  • 400ml/14¼fl oz reduced beef stock

Preparation method

  1. For the venison burgers, place the venison mince in a large bowl and add the diced pancetta. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  2. Using your hands, shape the mince into 12 balls and press down into burger shapes.

  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, fry the venison burgers and cook for three minutes on each side (for medium), or until cooked through.

  4. For the baby carrots and carrot crisps, melt the butter in a lidded frying pan, add the baby carrots and water, cover with the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.

  5. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the rest of the carrots lengthways so that you get long shards of carrot.

  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fat fryer until a breadcrumb sizzles and browns when dropped in – do not leave the fryer unattended.

  7. Add the carrot shards to the fryer and cook for two minutes, or until golden-brown. Carefully remove and set aside to drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper.

  8. Serve the venison burgers with the baby carrots dotted around the plate. Drizzle the butter sauce on top. Arrange the carrot crisps on top of the burgers and garnish with the coriander and red amaranth cress. Finish with a drizzle of reduced stock around the plate.

James Martin recipes from Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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