Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tasty Tuesday--Aussie Hamburgers

More trivia from your CFATDU...

As it is Tasty Tuesday, we thought we'd tell you a couple of useless facts about the Australian Hamburger.
If your parents orfriends visit Australia and go to a hot food shop, Milk Bar (nearing extinction) or Fish & Chip shop, they might want to order a hamburger.

We're NOT talking McDonald's or other chain hamburger places.

As they bite into it, they may notice an unusual taste....usually followed by 'What's in this thing?'

That would be.......sliced...

It's usually sliced, this was the only picture we could find.
Pickled, of course.
Though many true-blue Aussies will discard the pickle found in fast-food hamburgers, the beetroot holds an iconic standing in Australia.

If visitors are feeling adventurous, they may wish to go 'all the way' and order
a hamburger 'with the lot'.
This burger has, a beef patty, lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheese, pineapple, a fried egg and of course the beetroot!
You can have a choice of tomato, bbq or steak sauce...mustard isn't usually a choice.

If one is still feeling peckish, order a few potato scallops.

Ignore the Dim Sims in the background
Potato scallops are sort of a mashed potato thingy dipped in batter and deep fried.  Salt is optional.
'Get-it-in-to-ya' (Aussie for 'Bon Appetit')
Can you feel your arteries hardening?


  1. That's great. Extra vegetable points on a burger. You got that one right. Maybe we should import it here. Or not. I fear Americans are not big beet eaters.


  2. Wow that burger looks wonderful. Mind you sore point over here with the horse meat scandal which is getting worse. Burger King have been caught out. We don't eat processed food so we are OK but we find the whole thing awful. Love the idea of beetroot. You either love it or hate it. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Gee thanks....now you have made mom crave a real Aussie burger. You know she spent years trying to make Aussie meat pies over here ..wondering why they never tasted right. She eventually realized it was the meat..it tastes different in the USA. So do burgers....for the same reason. That was the first thing mom did last year went they went home....a Villies meat pie...she was in heaven

  4. Mom says she thinks she may be Australian - she loves beetroot & thinks that beetroot on a burger is a grrrreat idea!

    Wally & Sammy

  5. What a whole load of exciting stuff going on at your end!! Mummy is quite intrigued by that beetroot and pineapple burger!But we can't imagine why anyone would want to put anything other than ham into a burger. After all it's called 'HAMBURGER'!
    Why are all the milk joints almost extinct?

    WOW!Roxy, GREAT job there with the bird.We have been trying to catch pigeons but someone always shoos them away or they just fly away on their own.Mummy's glad that it flew away , your bird we mean.
    What a cute lil lab pup. It must have been terribly lonely and wanted to come play with you. Hopefully it's not lost.

    Wags, Gin,Bud n Shadow

    P.S. Could we please come help you wit

  6. Your bones, Can we please come help with your bones? Do not know why that didn't get published. Isn't that the most important part?

  7. Better beet root than horse meat!
    And excuse me, but today is Pancake Tuesday, not hamburger Tuesday!!!

  8. Well done CFATDU. You continue to amaze and please us with your gusto for your new office.
    OMDs beet root on a burger that would be okey dokey w Mom she loves pickled beets.
    Ironically my peeps went to a new place for supper last night. The appetizer was beet hummus with rice crackers and it was YUMMY!!
    Hugs Madi and Mom your BFFFs

  9. I think I would like this. I'd certainly be willing to give it a try.

  10. Momz sez this has to be one of the strangest burgers she's ever seen...not to say it's bad (except maybe for the pineapple) & she would definitely try one...Wondering what a 'milk bar' is...must google that one...We both think the potato scallops sound great...fattening but great :)

  11. Awww Wow!

    Beetroot!?! i used to drink this natural juice from Tipco. It's Beetroot flavored... P.S. I am ignoring the burgers because I'm really really hungry. Beetroot in a burger?

    Huggies and Cheese,


  12. Okay dats just weird. I am adventurous but I ain't sures if I would be willin' to try beetroot...maybe beerroot.


  13. beets?! we totally can't have burgers goin' all nutritional and stuff! teeheehee.

    the booker man

  14. Can you have "with the double lot"?

  15. OMD OMD BEETS... Mom LOVES Pickled Beets... butt she has NEVER EVER thought of having them with a BURGER... and SHE thinks she would love it!!

    WE like the looks of the burger.

    This is such an INTERESTING and DELICIOUS post.
    ERNIE HERE Roxy...
    I would LOVE to share one of those burgers with YOU.
    By the way... have you seen our Valentine's Ball Picture at Mollie's.
    YOU LOOK sooooooo pretty. My Eyes almost POPPED outta my head.
    and your sisters look lovely too.
    87 Bazillion Sniffs

  16. I would have to toss the beet! That looks very interesting and yes, artery clogging but I bet it is deeelicious!!!

  17. I think I love Australia. Pickled beets on a burger. Loved pickled beets. I would have my burger loaded except for the egg. Eggs are breakfast food. Do you have kangaroo burgers or are they just telling us that in the States? I think I love you.
    Sweet William The Scot

  18. scotsmad....
    I cannot feel my arteries hardening. However!! I do feel my stomach growling!! I am an "adventurous" eater!! I did not mention that my taste buds agree with this!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  19. Woof! Woof! WOW! it's Tasty Tuesday on my blog ... I'll add this post/url on the hop. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  20. Wow, that is very different from what we have around here! Thanks for the info!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  21. I like my burger piled high with cheetos. Just sayin!


  22. That is one huge burger. My mom says she wouldn't like the beetroot on her burger, but I will try anything once.


  23. Mom says we'd have to go with her and eat the fried egg and the beets. We're ready, when do we leave?
    Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

  24. This makes me hungry. Be right over gals!

  25. Mmmm.... You're making me and my peep drool!

    She loves a good hamburger and any good one HAS to have beetroot and pineapple! Can you believe that our local Chip shop, has pineapple as an EXTRA... pft. No pineapple and it's not a proper burger in our opinion!

    But, it is definitely a sometimes food! (especially when you order "the lot")


  26. Ooooo...beetroot is delicious!! I'd never have thought to shove it on a burger, but...why not!? ;-) I have to say "no" on the pineapple though! Have a yummy time!

  27. Beets on a burger...who knew? ;)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  28. Oh yeah, those arteries are hardening, but they are happy.

    Our mouths are watering.

    Bert and My Vickie

  29. Yum! I want the potato scallops. My grandma used to make potato pancakes that kind of like that.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  30. Sorry, but we had to pop in again... To tell you that She can't stop thinking about burgers!! She said she's gonna have one for a treat on the weekend... ahah!

  31. Wow! That is some burger! We would have no problem eating any of these fine foods!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  32. Hmmm....pickled beets on a burger? Ya, I could get into that. I might have to try that but on a homemade vegan burger of course!

  33. Our Mom says she'd rather have a beet than an egg on her burger, but we all vote for the egg, paws down!!

    Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

  34. Hi girls..... we are way behind with readin' blogs as usual! Mum just wanted to say she hates pickled beets and will pick them off her burger (or order it without) and the best fish and chip shops don't mash the potato for their scallops - just deep fry a nice fat slice of potato - uuummmmm!! I think it's all good!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx