Reading other blogs definitely helps spark the imagination. I come across ingredients that I would never think of using or trying. Goat is one of them. I love goat cheese but never thought about the meat. I found some ground goat meat at our local co-op and thought now was a good a time as ever.
Of course then I had to figure out what to do with it. Because I knew I wanted cheese to be one of the components I had to come up with something that would work with jarlsberg as my husband doesn’t like goat cheese. I found this recipe for goat burgers and I adapted it to make it mine. For the burger bread I made the baguettes that we like. The crumb on it is getter better and better with practice.
I started with the carmelised onions first as those need to be cooked slowly. Heat some olive oil and toss in the onions.
Don’t cook them fast or on high heat otherwise you’ll burn them instead of carmelise them. For the pound of goat meat I chopped up a few garlic cloves, fresh rosemary and thyme, seasoned with sea salt and pepper.
Mix together without overworking the meat then add a few squirts of brown mustard and a tablespoon or so of Worcestershire sauce. Form into patties and set aside.
Add a few teaspoons of brown sugar and a couple of splashes of Worcestershire sauce to the onions and stir well.
While this continues to cook heat up some olive oil in another skillet and brown both sides of the burgers. I cooked them about 3 minutes on each side. Remove and put them on a baking tray. Add the cheese to melt.
Bake in the oven at 375F/190C until the burgers are cooked to the desired doneness and the cheese has melted. Place them on the buns and top with the onions.
Serve with the veg of your choice. We found these enormous asparagus and they turned out to be lovely even though they were hard to cook without overcooking them.
We really enjoyed the goat meat. I’ll have to find goat chops to try something else but we’ll definitely be making goat burgers again.
Setting up the iPad has gone well. I found an app to let me put a watermark on the photos which I’ll be trying as soon as I get the adapter delivered that will let me take the photos off the SLR. The only app I need to find now is one that allows me to resize photos taken with the iPad or iPhone. Haven’t figured that one out yet. Any suggestions?