These delicious lamb sliders are a quick and economic alternative to roast lamb and are fantastic grilled outdoors on the BBQ.
SPRING LAMB SLIDERS WITH ASPARAGUS, QUAILS EGGS AND GREMOLATA MAYONNAISE
500g fresh lamb mince, preferably organic (we use lamb from Piper's Farm see link below)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tbs chopped fresh rosemary
2 anchovy fillets, chopped small
1 tsp sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Sunflower or groundnut oil
100ml mayonnaise, preferably homemade, but a good shop bought one will be fine
Grated rind of 1 organic unwaxed lemon
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 tbs finely chopped flat leaf parsley
Pinch sea salt flakes
10 fresh (English) asparagus (plus more to serve if liked)
10 small tomatoes, halved
10 quails eggs
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
10 tall cocktail sticks
5 brioche buns, halved
Combine all ingredients for the lamb sliders in a large bowl, divide and shape into 10 equal sized patties.
Mix together all ingredients for the mayonnaise and set aside.
Steam the asparagus for 2 minutes, refresh under cold water, cut in halves lengthways and drizzle with a good olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Halve the tomatoes and carefully thread onto cocktail sticks with the asparagus (see image below)
Grill the brioche halves until lightly toasted, keep warm
Brush each lamb pattie with a little olive oil and fry (or bbq) for approx 3 minutes per side, keep warm whilst you fry the quails eggs.
To assemble, spread some of the mayonnaise onto each brioche half, top with lamb pattie and fried egg and secure with the tomato/asparagus laden cocktail stick. ENJOY!