Burger (patty) a la Jamie Oliver


This version of homemade burger is one of our little family’s favorites. I got the recipe from Jamie Oliver’s website. So far I got no complain from my husband and the kids, thus its a good sign and quite a proof that this patty is kid’s friendly 🙂

For those who want to make it at home as well, you can check directly on the website (click here), or check my own (simpler) version of the recipe here below.

Burger Patty a la Jamie Oliver


  • 300-400 gr minced beef
  • half of large/medium size onion (or red onion) or one piece of onion if it’s not that big, peeled, chopped and then sauted with a bit of olive oil until softened and fragranced, cool it down
  • 1 pc egg (preferably size L)
  • 3-4 handful of breadcrumbs
  • 1 handful of (freshly) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of ground black pepper (we put the pepper quite a lot since both of the kids really like pepper taste :))

To serve the burger:

  • Italian buns if available (or regular large burger buns)
  • Salad leaves
  • Sliced cheese (cheddar or any other cheese you like)
  • Gherkin/Pickled cucumber
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Mayonaise
  • Ketchup
  • Chilli sauce


Mix all the burger patty ingredients (including the cooled down sauted onion) in a bowl. Mixed them really well with your hands. If you think the burger mix is still too wet (or soft), you can add a bit more of breadcrumbs (don’t add too much, otherwise the patty will become too dry). Then divide the mixture into approximately 6-8 equal balls for burgers.

Wet your hands and roll the balls into burger-shaped patties about 2 cm thick (or any size you like :)). Place your burgers on the oiled baking tray and pat with a little olive oil. Cover them with cling film and put the tray into the fridge for at least an hour, or until the patties firm up (I usually just leave them for a while – around half an hour is also ok). If you want to cook the patty on a grill or oven, don’t forget to preheat them first (when you start doing the mix).

If using a frying pan (or griddle pan), put it on a high heat now and let it get really hot. Add a bit of olive oil and then throw the burger patty into the pan. According to Jamie, however you decide to cook your burgers, they’ll want around 3 or 4 minutes per side – you may have to cook them in batches if your pan isn’t big enough. When the burgers are cooked to your liking and it’s all looking really good, take them out from the pan.

In between the time, if you are using the half-baked (italian) buns like we do here (it’s much nicer than the ready-to-eat buns btw :p), while you cook the patty you can start to bake the buns in the oven (in accordance to the instruction on its package – usually will take around 8-10 minutes).

After the buns are nicely baked, halve them and then add all the complimentary items as many as you like. Don’t forget to put your burger patty, and now your homemade burger is ready to serve 😉


Sibok Kitak Nangis (Don’t You Cry)

Oh sayang (Oh darling)
Siboh kitak nangis (Don’t you cry)
Mulut urang (People say)
Nang kadang-kadang jaik (hurtful things sometimes)

Oh sayang (Oh darling)
Jangan ambik ati (Don’t take it to heart)
Tok kelak akan pegi (Soon, it will all pass)
Sik lamak lagik (It won’t be long)

Sik kesah (It doesn’t matter)
Ribut kah, guntur kah, kilat kah (If there’s a storm, thunder and lightning)
Kamek akan disebelah kitak (I’ll be by your side)
Mun kitak perlu kamek (If you need me)

Oh sayang (Oh darling)
Udah gik kitak nangis (Don’t you cry no more)
Kamek sik suka nangga (I hate seeing…)
Kitak patah ati (…you brokenhearted)

Oh sik hal sayang (Oh don’t worry dear)
Dunia tok memang adel (The world is a fair place)
Asalkan kitak jangan lupak dirik (As long as you don’t forget who you are)

Sik kesah (It doesn’t matter)
Ribut kah, guntur kah, kilat kah (If there’s a storm, thunder and lightning)
Kamek akan disebelah kitak (I’ll be by your side)
Mun kitak perlu kamek (If you need me)
Mun kitak perlu kamek (If you need me)

Sesekali boleh ya saya posting lagu di sini hehe. Sedikit info yang saya tau, artis yang menyanyikan lagu ini (Zee Avi) berasal dari Sarawak, Malaysia (Negara bagian Malaysia yang posisinya ada di pulau Kalimantan) dan menggunakan bahasa lokal (bahasa Melayu Serawak) – makanya sedikit terdengar agak asing ya hehe.

Dulu pertama kali denger ini lagu tahun 2013 pas lagi di taksi di Singapura, lagi ujan-ujan, pertama kali liburan bareng sama (calon) suami dan anak-anak, menuju ke Sentosa Island (tsahhh masih inget lohhh guee hahaha). Sejak itu selalu penasaran sama ini lagu tapi ga pernah denger lagi. Tiba-tiba di kantor temen seruangan muter lagunya Zee Avi yang lain via Youtube (Ada yang tau? itulohh, lagu yang judulnya Kantoi – saya juga suka sama lagu yang ini, it’s so catchy!) daaan di playlist itu lagu berikutnya adalah yang saya denger di taksi dulu donggg. Wuihh saya hepi begitu tau judulnya karna kan jadinya bisa cari track-nya dan dengerin berulang-ulang yahhh ahahaha.

Saya share lagu ini beserta liriknya (plus dalam versi bahasa inggrisnya) karna kebetulan kayanya pas sama situasi seorang sahabat saya yang jauh di sana.

I hope she will listen to this song, and let all bad words she heard go. Just like what the lyric says: people say hurtful things sometimes, but don’t take it to heart because soon it all will pass by.