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Sesame Beef Patties
1kg good-quality beef mince 2 spring onions, finely chopped finely grated zest of 1 lime or 1-2 very finely chopped kaffir lime leaves 2 fat cloves garlic, crushed 2 tsp sesame oil 2 tbsp black bean sauce 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 3 tbsp sesame seeds 1 tbsp neutral oil, for frying
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Place all ingredients except sesame seeds and neutral oil in a large bowl and mix by hand. Form into 8-10 balls. Dip each ball lightly into sesame seeds then press flat to about 1cm thickness, sprinkle sesame seeds over uncoated side and press to secure. The patties can be made in advance and kept covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours until needed.
Heat a lightly oiled frypan or barbecue hotplate to medium-high heat. Cook patties until golden-brown and done to your liking (about 2 minutes each side for medium-rare). They will be juicier if cooked to medium-rare rather than well done.