Monday, May 20, 2013

Memorial Day Burger Madness!

Italian Lolli-Burgers
Is there anything more festive than finger foods?  Memorial Day is the perfect time to give your gathering a fun boost with burgers on a stick!
Scallions, brandy and fresh oregano combine to create a depth of flavor that will make your taste buds sing! In Italy I’ve seen similar dishes served with roasted eggplant on the side but my family prefers a fresh arugula and tomato salad instead!  Give these a try; you’ll find the dinner table conversation kicked up a notch when everyone is holding an Italian Lolli-Burger in their hand!
Ingredients for 4 servings:
1 Pound Ground Sirloin
1/3 Pound Ground Pork
12 slices Pancetta or 6 Slices Bacon
1 Tablespoon Brandy or Apple Juice
3 Scallions Chopped
2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano Chopped
¼ Cup Grated Parmesan
¼ Cup Italian bread crumbs
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
12 Bamboo Skewers soaked in water for 20 minutes
Pre heat oven to 375
Mix together all ingredients except olive oil and pancetta.
Form 12 sausages and place a skewer from bottom to top in each one.
Wrap with one slice each of pancetta or ½ slice each of bacon.
Give them a light spray or drizzle of olive oil.
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Roast for 20 minutes until nicely browned and cooked through.

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