Monday Smashed burgers and Curry tots!!

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Gave the Fam-damily a choice between burgers and chicken curry last night. Burgers was the resounding winner, but I really had a taste for curry. So I decided to make tater tots with curry gravy to go with the burgers.
The tater tots are your basic frozen variety. The curry gravy is a little different. For years I've been making sauces and gravies without a roux. I feel like it lets the flavors of the herbs and spices shine through without the added fat from the roux shrouding the flavors.

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For this I added a tablespoon of beef base, about a teaspoon each of curry powder, cumin, smoked paprika, turmeric and parsley flakes and 3 tablespoons of flour to 3 cups of water in a jug. Then just shook it up until everything was incorporated and there were no lumps. You can also use a blender or a stick blender.

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Then just simmer it for 20-30 minutes. As soon as it comes to a boil it'll thicken up. You do wanna simmer it for at least 20 minutes, otherwise it'll have a raw flour taste.

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Onto the burgers!! I've settled on 3oz. as the perfect size for smashed burgers on the griddle.

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Then onto the griddle and smash 'em flat!!

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Then Flip 'em when they're ready. About 5 minutes

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Then a little Swiss cheese.

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Then the wife dressed the buns with a little mayo, mustard and ketchup and a walk through the garden.

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Then it was time to eat!!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Man that looks terrific Andrew...nicely done sir!

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