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Mushroom Burgers

Serves 8 


  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 225g (8oz) mushrooms
  • 30ml (2tbsp) oil
  • 50g (2oz) 100% wholemeal flour
  • 150ml (1/4pt) water
  • 5ml (1tsp) yeast extract
  • 5ml (1tsp) lemon juice
  • ground nutmeg to taste
  • 75g (3oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 free-range egg - hardboiled, shelled & finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
To Coat
  • 2 free-range eggs - beaten
  • 100g (4oz) 100% wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying
  1. Chop the onion and mushrooms.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion until the onion is transparent.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring.
  4. Stir in the flour, then gently the water, yeast extract, lemon juice and nutmeg.
  5. Simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Off the heat, stir in the breadcrumbs and chopped egg, adjusted the seasoning to taste.
  7. Leave until cold.
  8. With floured hands shape the mixture into 8 'cakes', dip in the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs.
  9. Fry in shallow oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes until each side is golden brown.
  10. Drain on absorbant kitchen paper.
  11. Serve hot or cold.