Steve’s Famish Thai Chicken Burgers

26 May

Famish Thai Chicken BurgerAfter trying these burgers at a BBQ, my friend Steve from work gave me this recipe for Famish Thai Chicken Burgers and made me promise to tell the story as part of allowing me to publish the recipe.

Steve lived in Sydney for many years and used to frequent a deli called Famish in the suburb of Balmain where they sold what Steve proclaimed to be, ‘the best chicken burger in the world’. So it came as quite a shock to Steve one day when he went in for his weekly chicken burger fix to learn that the Famish deli was closing its doors to focus on its catering business. “What? You’re leaving me? How am I going to live without my chicken burger?”, he exclaimed. “That’s it, I’m not leaving until you give me the recipe!”, he demanded. So the poor, hapless guy on the other side of the counter finally relented and gave him the recipe. Armed with a piece of butcher’s paper with the recipe roughly scribbled on it, Steve left and vowed to share ‘the best chicken burger in the world’ with all his friends. Anyone that ate his burgers was told this story and anyone that got the recipe had to promise to recount the story, so that the legend of the Famish Thai Chicken Burger would live on.

After watching Steve eat them for lunch the other week, I thought it was about time I made them myself.  Instead of making them into a burger, I just served them with a garden salad.

You will need:

500g chicken thighs (quartered)

2 eggs

1 bunch of coriander (I used leaves, stems and roots)

2 TBS fish sauce

2 heaped TBS of Red Curry Paste (Steve suggests to use ‘Mae Ploy’ brand)

4 spring onions

5 TBS cornflour

2 red chillies (use the little hot ones, I deseeded one and kept the seeds in the other and they had quite a bite to them!)


Place chicken into TM bowl and pulse on turbo 2 – 3 times to make your mince and set aside.

Next, add your coriander, spring onions and chilies and chop for 3-4 seconds on speed 6.

Add the rest of the ingredients, including the mince and mix for 10 – 15 seconds on reverse speed 2-3.

Form into burgers and cook on a frypan or bbq plate until cooked.



5 Responses to “Steve’s Famish Thai Chicken Burgers”

  1. Christine Sheppard May 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    I love this recipe. I received it from Steve a while ago and have made them a number of times. Thank you for converting this to use in our TM 🙂

    • Emma May 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

      Delish aren’t they! I’m going to try them with my own TM red curry paste next time. 😀

  2. Fleur Ristic May 30, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    🙂 hehe… Well done, Em. Steve will be very pleased with the Famish story – verbatim. They are really yummy served with a bit of Thai sweet chilli sauce & kewpie mayo on top. Although I’m sure the TM mayo would be really nice too.

    • Emma May 30, 2013 at 12:16 am #

      He he! Steve mentioned yesterday about the sweet chili and mayo. I’ll have to make them into burgers and give it a go!

      • Fleur Ristic May 30, 2013 at 12:40 am #

        Yeah or just put on top of the patties and have as condiments when eating with salad, that’s what we normally do.

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