Banana Blossom Burger
Banana Blossom Burger (Puso ng Saging) is a no meat burger that you will praise for keeps. I never thought Banana Blossoms would taste like a real meat! Absolutely a great tasting patty alternative to meat burgers. Banana Blossom Burger is a supreme vegetarian burger patty. So, vegetarian people, hurry to your nearest grocery and get a piece or two of banana blossoms and prepare to get amazed with the bursting meat savor of this excellent vegetarian Banana Blossom Burger recipe.
By the way, banana blossoms will change to light color to dark when not immediately immersed in water. I also suggest that you put a drop or two of cooking oil on your hands to avoid the sticky sap from the Banana Blossom getting to your hands.
BANANA BLOSSOM BURGER
2 pieces medium banana blossoms
2 medium eggs
1 cup flour (or more)
2 medium onions, peeled and minced
1 tbsp. garlic, peeled and minced
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. ground black pepper
2 cups cooking oil
Remove outer covering of banana blossoms. Pull together all Banana Blossoms and remove the tough part of the banana blossom. Tough part looks like a match inside the banana blossom. When soft leaves could be felt, usually light in color, slice thinly, cross-sectional. Immediately immerse with water and drain.
Pour water and banana blossoms in a stock pot. Bring to a full boil for about 7-10 minutes or until banana blossoms are tender. Remove from fire and transfer them on a strainer basket.
Wash with running water and drain. Using your hands, squeeze out thoroughly the excess water.
Place in a deep bowl. Add the remaining ingredients except oil in the bowl. Mix well.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan.
Make burger patties depending on the desired size of burger patty. Drop patties on a frying pan. Fry the other side. Place fried banana blossom patties on a paper to drain excess oil.
Serve as burger sandwich. Banana Blossom Burger can also be eaten with rice.