Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

Serves  4
Preparation   45 mins
Cooking   15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 x 300g Lilydale chicken breasts, halved horizontally
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasonin
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup (250mL) buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ⅓ cup whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 long green chilli, seeded, thinly sliced
  • ¼ red cabbage, finely shredded
  • ¼ green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 small carrot, coarsely grated
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Vegetable oil or canola oil, for deep frying
  • 4 brioche rolls, split
  • 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 4 dill pickles, thinly sliced
  • Shoestring fries, to serve

Method

  1. Whisk flour, Cajun seasoning, pepper and salt in a shallow bowl. Combine buttermilk and eggs in another shallow bowl. Working with 1 piece at a time, coat chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in buttermilk, allowing excess to drip back into bowl. Coat again in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Set aside on a plate lined with baking paper.
  2. Combine garlic, mayonnaise and tabasco in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, combine onion, chilli, cabbage, carrot, and lime juice and zest.
  3. Pour oil into a large heavy frying pan to a depth of 1 ½cm. Heat over medium heat until oil is hot (test with a small piece of bread – when bread bubbles and turns golden brown the oil is ready). Fry the chicken, in batches, until golden brown and cooked through, about 4–5 minutes per side. Transfer to a wire rack set over a baking tray; season lightly with extra salt.
  4. Spread rolls with spicy mayonnaise. Top with lettuce, pickles, cabbage slaw and chicken. Serve with shoestring fries.