Nothing beats this homemade venison burger recipe from Josh Eggleton - served with homemade pickle and chips, the latter of which is an ever-popular potato recipe. Few people use venison for burgers but once you have made your first venison burger you are sure to do it again

First, make the cucumber pickle. Put the sugar, white wine vinegar, star anise and coriander seeds into a pan and bring to the boil. Then set aside to cool
Once cool, pour the solution over sliced cucumber and leave for 20 - 30 minutes to pickle
To make the venison burgers, sweat down the onions and garlic in oil in a pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl, and leave to cool
When the onion is cool add the venison, bacon, parsley, coriander, cumin, egg and some salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix well
Take a little of the mixture, cook in a hot frying pan so that you can then taste for seasoning
Depending on your personal requirements, add to the mix and repeat step 5 until the correct amount of seasoning has been achieved, then divide the mixture into 4 -5 venison burgers by shaping them in your hands. Ensure the venison burgers are squeezed tight - if there are air pockets in the middle they will break when cooking - and leave aside for a moment
For the chips, peel the potatoes and cut them into even-sized, not too thin batons. Wash under cold water to remove any starch. Drain well
Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 130°C
Fry the chips for 7-8 minutes until soft. Lift out of the oil and drain
Reheat the oil to 180°C and return the chips to the pan, cooking until they are crispy and brown
As the chips are frying, cook the patties in a pan or on the BBQ for 5 minutes on each side so that they are still pink in the middle - they can be cooked more if you wish. Put aside until ready to serve
Once the chips are crispy and brown, drain well and cover with rock salt before serving with the venison burgers which can be placed in toasted ciabatta buns, topped with the pickled cucumber and ketchup
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Venison Burger Recipe

Pickled cucumber


To plate

  • 4 ciabatta buns
  • ketchup


  1. Deep fat fryer

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Venison burgers are truly underrated and this venison burger recipe from Josh Eggleton is sure to convince people to abandon beef and make venison burgers

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