“Just put an egg on it” is a well-known practice allowing you to turn any dish into a breakfast meal. Put an egg on traditional Lithuanian potato dishes – you’ve got a great breakfast. Have a glass of champagne with a drop of orange juice after having this monster. This will turn the bubbles into a totally acceptable drink for 9 am. This recipe is for single people, and so are the amounts of the ingredients. If you’ve got someone else to feed, just double everything.
burger bun of choice (I went for brioche – while I’m not a fan of it, it was the best-looking one);
150 g minced veal;
1 slice of cheese;
a tiny bit of pickled onion (see below for a “recipe”);
1 tablespoon of diced onion;
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise;
a splash of hot sauce;
oil for cooking;
salt and pepper to taste
For the onions: slice them up, put them in a bowl and cover with water and vinegar in equal parts. Add some sugar and salt, and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Mince the meat with the onion and shape it into a bun-sized patty. Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the meat.
For the sauce, mix the mayo, hot sauce, and pickled onions.
Spread your sauce on the bun (you can toast it beforehand). Fry the egg.
Assemble your burger: bun, sauce, cheese, pickles, patty, egg. As for the top bun – that’s too much bread for me, so I skipped it. Feel free to add it if you’re a carb addict.