Introduction: Burger Bites With Real Potato Slice Buns

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These bite-sized burgers will be a hit with the kids & company! This delicious mini burger sits upon a nice slice of potato - grilled to a crisp (yet soft on the inside) - with a little ketchup and cheese to top it off!

Everyone I know loves french fries. If my son and I get fast food, I like to steal a few of his fries and put them on my burger (in between the buns). Yes, that may sound weird! But, it's really good! You eat fries with your burger - why not put your favorite things all together into something bite-sized and delicious! And, although potatoes have carbs in them, I still think this is healthier than eating a real bun with your burger.  Lastly, my son (who hates burgers) absolutely loved these. Who knew you could make things bite-sized and fun and suddenly kids love them!

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Step 1: Prepare the Burgers & Potato Slices

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Ingredients:
  • Potatoes (peeled) - at least one per person you anticipate to be feeding
  • Hamburger Meat
  • Cheese Slices
  • Ketchup
  • Salt & any other seasonings you plan to use on your potato slices & burgers
Peel the potatoes & cut slices about 1/2 an inch thick. I made a couple of my slices into hearts, to be weird! :) Do whatever you like! Once you have enough sliced up, then you'll need to cook these a little bit to soften them. But, you need to be careful not to overcook them. I personally put them into the microwave covered (with a tablespoon of water) for a minute. Then, I mixed them around and did one more minute in the microwave. They were soft, but not falling apart. After that, I wanted to keep things low-fat so I sprayed them with non-stick cooking oil and doused them with salt and pepper and some garlic.

Then, prepare the little mini burger patties. I used a round cookie cutter to cut and form small round burger patties. Try to keep the thickness and size as consistent as possible. Mine were a bit more than a half an inch thick.

Grab your cheese slices and ketchup and go out to your grill.

Step 2: Grill the Burgers & Potato Slices

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Heat up your grill and carefully put these little burgers onto the rack (try not to let them fall through - I lost one baby burger). Next, carefully place your potato slices on the grill as well. It's very important to get your potato slices nice and crispy - but hopefully not burnt. Once you're happy with everything, take them off the grill. If you can manage it, place your mini cheese slices on the burgers while on the grill & close the cover briefly to melt the cheese.

To assemble, just place your potato patty first, then add some ketchup, the burger and the cheese on top! Delicious!!!

Comments

antioch (author)rf2013-09-17

Indeed, but your link really is inspiring, too. My health issues all but disappeared when I left all the crap out and substituted it with fruit. No more cravings after only 3 days, too.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-08-06

Hollllyyyy...Congratulations :)). I wonder ( all the time) why this was not first :(.
But I am glad you won:)

Blechmen (author)2013-07-10

This is so cool, great idea, looks soooo good

jshanmugasundaram (author)2013-06-16

Great idea... I think I'll try it with grilled squash to lower the carb count!

Awesome idea with the squash - hmm ... sounds like nearly any hearty vegetable could stand in for a bun. Perhaps a mild eggplant or another root vegetable?

HollyMann (author)martiro72013-06-30

I agree. I would also love it with sweet potato slices!

Nice - sounds good!

cas6767 (author)2013-06-27

This looks amazing!!! What a great idea!

HollyMann (author)cas67672013-06-27

thanks!!

Harry Gumboot (author)2013-06-17

Ideal finger food for the barby. I reckon I could knock off a half dozen of these while I wait for the steaks to cook. Quick, easy, tasty and cheap - the perfect recipe! Only problem is I have to wait 'til Saturday to get the barbeque going.
And you're not alone putting chips on burgers - it's one of my favourite things too.

HollyMann (author)Harry Gumboot2013-06-24

Thanks for the comment Harry! :) I'm thinking of making these again tonight! :) I'll prepare a lot more than last time though - we ate them up way too fast!

Steve_N97 (author)2013-06-18

I like it. Great idea! :-)

tiedyedshop (author)2013-06-16

Now we are talking. Perfect size for kids. Adults can eat several or several more!

HollyMann (author)tiedyedshop2013-06-17

:) Definitely!!!

wdsims63 (author)2013-06-17

This is a great idea! We will definitely plan to do this as an alternative to burgers.

Although I am curious why you mention that keeping it low carb is healthy, and then you contradict yourself and say you want to keep it "low fat" and use nasty non-stick spray. Just put some butter on them and be done with it. That will keep it much healthier than putting soybean or canola oil on it.

Also, what kind of cheese did you use? It looks very melty. :)

HollyMann (author)wdsims632013-06-17

Hi there! Thanks for the comment. :) The cheese I used was some Sargento ultra thin colby-jack - just what I had in the fridge. About the low carb comment - well I didn't mean much by that or my other comment. I have some close relatives who lost about 40+ pounds each with eating with a low carb diet. I've been around them a lot and they've rubbed off on me a bit! I prefer to skip out on the buns due to stomach problems personally - and I love potatoes - carbs or not! I don't think I was contradicting myself - I think you can have low carb and low fat at the same time! But, what I wrote didn't make sense because potatoes are not low carb - but might have less than hamburger buns! And about the non-stick spray - I just use what I have on hand!

L4CAS (author)2013-06-16

There great for a snack , Thank You

flyingpuppy (author)2013-06-16

Will add to my gluten free recipe board!

HollyMann (author)flyingpuppy2013-06-16

Great - thanks!!!! :)

kerikins (author)2013-06-16

ummmmmm...YUM!

mmaanimal (author)2013-06-15

awsome

shazni (author)2013-06-14

I AAAAAAMMMMM SOOOOO HUNGRY loooking at this! this is something to try :-)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-06-14

I want some I want some...om nom nom om nom nom :) This looks so mouth watering Holly, I bet they taste as great as they look.
Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks so much Tarun!!

And you just got my vote :)

Knatcal (author)2013-06-14

Love the idea! I always put fries on my burger, so you're not weird, or maybe we both are haha. Thanks!

HollyMann (author)Knatcal2013-06-14

That's awesome!! I'm not alone!! ;) weird is cool anyway!

doodlecraft (author)2013-06-14

These look great--I think I'll add them to the 11 year old birthday party menu! ...And what a cutie in his robot shirt! :) My hubby and kids all have one too! Always love your instructables Holly!
Nat :)

HollyMann (author)doodlecraft2013-06-14

Aww thanks Nat! :) Awesome! I hope the kids like them. :) The potatoes were a huge hit with my son - made them today on the grill again - but with some bbq chicken. I told my son your comment - he laughed! :) The shirts are awesome - I gave one to my dad recently and he loves it! Wasn't sure he would wear it but ran into him at the VA hospital when I had an appt (and he did) and he (and my son) were both wearing the same shirt - too cute! :)

paganwonder (author)2013-06-14

Fiendishly tempting! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

lgiuliani (author)2013-06-14

Delicious! great Instructable!

HollyMann (author)lgiuliani2013-06-14

Thank you!!! :)

M.C. Langer (author)2013-06-13

Oooooh! What a delicious cheeseburger you made, Holly! :-)

HollyMann (author)M.C. Langer2013-06-14

Thanks Mario!

glenngarf (author)2013-06-14

Looks tasty! Gotta try it this weekend and see if the kids go for it. Thanks!

HollyMann (author)glenngarf2013-06-14

Awesome - no problem! :) Hope they like them! Maybe those big huge burgers we usually make are just too overwhelming for the little ones! :)

SpringRobin (author)2013-06-14

They look great! A nice little snack for when the kids get home from school.

mikeasaurus (author)2013-06-13

I ♥ cheeseburgers

HollyMann (author)mikeasaurus2013-06-13

Don't we all! :)

kaboom949 (author)2013-06-13

You know, I never did make those bacon pops, but these are for sure getting tested out. I use the grill 90% of the time and this idea is fantastic. Really creative. These would even make excellent one bite appetizers at bbq's. can't wait to give these a try (for real this time)

HollyMann (author)kaboom9492013-06-13

Awesome! :) They are good one bite appetizers for sure! I'm going to make them again tomorrow - but lots more. They're really good - and cook super fast too! I hope you like them!!!

syndisun (author)2013-06-13

sounds yummy

wold630 (author)2013-06-13

Wow! They really are mini and look delicious!

HollyMann (author)wold6302013-06-13

Thanks!! Yeah they are small! Just wish I would have made more!! They were good!

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