What are burger buns?Burger bun is hand-sized, dome-shaped, flat-bottomed bread, which is typically sliced into two and packed with a vegetable patty, lettuce, cheese, shredded vegetables, etc. to make burgers, a popular fast food across the world.
Basic burger buns are usually made using flour, sugar, eggs, yeast and butter. While it used be sweet bread, nowadays a variety of whole wheat and savoury varieties are also used.
A burger bun can be long and skinny, short and round and or in other different shapes and sizes. The burger buns served in major fast food establishments are mass-produced in factories and frozen for delivery to the site. These buns are thin and of uniform thickness, differing from the thicker variety of traditional, handmade American burger buns. Baked burger buns are often served as a picnic and party food, cooked outdoors on barbecue grills.
Multigrain burger buns
Multigrain burger buns are far healthier than regular burger buns made from plain flour or maida. Multigrain burger buns are easily available in India and you should make a healthy filling to go with this. Aside from wheat, you can have buckwheat, oats flour, sunflower seeds in your Multigrain burger buns.
Whole wheat burger buns
Whole wheat burger buns are far healthier than regular burger buns made from plain flour or maida. Whole wheat burger buns are easily available in India and you should make a healthy filling to go with this. We suggest you try this nutritious burger recipe
made with whole wheat burger buns.
How to select burger buns
• Fresh homemade burger buns are much better than pre-baked buns.
• However, if buying from a bakery or supermarket, choose a fresh lot after checking the date of manufacturing and expiry.
• The seasonings and fillings may be chosen as per individual preferences and the recipe requirement.
Culinary uses of burger buns•
Quick veg burgers using burger buns
Burgers all-time favourite, these recipes are very easy and quick to make when you feel like having a tasty burger and is prepared in jiffy.
1. Vegetable Burgers patty for this Vegetable Burger is very different, and you will realize that as soon as you take the first bite!
2. Corn and Chick Pea Burger unique aspect of this cutlet is that it uses a combination of oats and bread slices as a binding agent.
3. Creamy Mushroom Buns an assortment of ingredients like green chillies, garlic and oregano to impart an irresistible flavour and aroma, while milk and soaked bread help to hold the mixture together.
4. Veggie Burger one of the most common burgers around, but let me tell you upfront that this recipe is not a run-of-the-mill one!
5. Tasty Pav Bhaji Burgers Spicy bhaji made of potatoes, tomatoes, peas and onions is filled in between burger buns, and topped with onion rings and baked until they are warm.
Pack the burger bun with a patty of your choice and loads of nice toppings such as mayonnaise, sauerkraut, pickled gherkins, onions, ketchup, mustard, etc., and voila, your delicious burger is ready!
• Burger buns are often served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles or cheese and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup.
• Freshly-baked burger buns can be simply enjoyed as a tea-time snack without any filling.
• The stuffing or filling for burger buns may range from ham and ground beef to mashed potato cutlet, tikki, tofu or sprouts.
How to store burger buns
Fresh burger buns taste best, but they can be stored in the refrigerator and used within 3-4 days.
Health benefits of burger buns
• Traditional burger buns are high in carbohydrate and calories.
• By using a whole wheat burger bun, you can sneak a little nutrition into this all-American fast food.