We ran a contest on our Twitter and asked our followers to send us their favorite burger recipe. The winner, DanielleK, sent us this one and she won a copy of the game “Burger Up” and its expansion “Burgers of the World.” We chose this one because it is so unique, but when it came time to try it…we were both a little worried it might be too weird. But…it was pretty good! Although, we came up with some ideas that we want to try the next time…which are listed below:
- Use only egg whites in the ramen and add some soy sauce to the egg mixture.
- Dress the burger with an Asian slaw
We also were worried about burning the ramen when we fried it, so ours were maybe not quite crispy enough…which we will definitely fix next time. But overall, everyone liked the Ramen Burgers! (And note that we said “next time,” so we are totally willing to give this recipe a second go!)
- 2 packages instant ramen noodles (discard flavor packets)
- 2 large eggs
- salt to taste
- ground pepper to taste
- 3/4 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
- 3 slices American Cheese
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha)
- 1 1/2 cups arugula
- 3 large eggs
- Bring a pot of water to a boil; add ramen noodles. Boil, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, about 3 minutes. Drain. Allow noodles to cool slightly.
- Beat 2 eggs in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.
- Stir noodles into eggs until evenly coated. Divide noodles into 6 burger-size ramekins or bowls.
- Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly over noodles and stack another bowl on top to flatten noodles. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.
- Mix beef, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a bowl.
- Divide beef mixture into three equal portions and shape into patties.
- Heat about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Invert each ramen bowl, gently tapping the bottom of the bowl until ramen loosens, careful to maintain bun shape.
- Fry each ramen bun, without moving noodles, in hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip each bun and continue frying until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes more. Ramen bun should be crispy on one side and slightly softer on the other. Transfer buns to large plate with the crispy side up.
- Pan fry or grill the hamburger patties to your preference and dress each burger with lettuce, tomato and onion (and any other condiments as desired).