“ Brand: Tony's Chippy / Type: Beef „
When it comes to beef burgers they're something I rather like so when I spotted 4 of them in a box in Asda covered in batter for a pound a box I couldn't resist them thinking they would be fabulous in a burger bun for a bit of a treat one evening!
Blue and white checked box with a photograph of the burgers on it and a cartoon style picture of man and on there we are told that they are Tony's Chippy 4 Beef Burgers In Crispy Batter 'Made to Tony's secret chip shop recipe using the finest premium Irish beef burgers wrapped in light crispy batter' and that they are made with 100% Irish beef, are to be cooked from frozen and can be deep fried in 6 minutes or oven cooked and the weight is stated (which is 340g). Other information on the box includes ingredients, allergy advice and warnings being given, we are told how to cook them, there is a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for TS Foods (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nice enough packaging and informative enough etc.
Well you get 4, visually battered burgers and you need to cook these from frozen for the best results (according to the information given on the box). As I stated earlier you can either deep fry them (which is what I did for quickness and thought I'd get the best results from) or oven bake them in about 20-22 minutes.
I found these to go a lovely golden colour through deep frying them and drained them well as I worried they'd go slightly soggy if I didn't. I was impressed with the size and thought they looked appetising, smelt slightly oniony and were of a good thickness.
Taste wise both me and my flatmate loved these! The batter was thick enough but still light and rather crispy but it was plentiful and evenly coated on each burger. The batter was a slightly soggy texture towards the beef inside of it but it added moisture and wasn't fatty tasting or too soggy or anything like that.
The burger meat was well formed, light brown and very well seasoned indeed. We found no fat or gristle in the burgers at all and it simply tasted off beef and onions. I would have preferred a little less onion flavour in them if I'm totally honest as I found the onion flavour a little overpowering but thats only a small complaint because everything else was perfect about them.
I was a little dubious about eating battered burgers imagining them to being really greasy and /or stodgy but these are not. I had to stop at one though as they were so filling!
Recommended from me and my flatmate these are superb quality and something a little bit different!
Nutritional Information Per Burger:
Protein: 7.71 g
Carbohydrate: 19.4 g
of which sugars: 1.9 g
Fat: 24.4 g
of which saturates: 6.66 g
of which mono-unsaturates: 12.67 g
of which polyunsaturates: 4.0 g
Fibre: 0.8 g
Sodium: 0.6 g
Available in all good supermarkets priced at about a pound a box.