The Gastronaut's Hamburger

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Best of Floyd

The Best of Floyd

By Keith Floyd

Published 1995

  • About

A good hamburger should taste like the sound of 'Under The Boardwalk', a great Drifters song of the early sixties. Anyone found using frozen hamburgers will lose the status of Honorary Gastronaut that comes free with this book.


  • 675g/lb beef, finely chopped rather than minced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, finely chopped


Put all the ingredients except the mustard and the barbecue sauce into a bowl, mix very thoroughly and roll into a ball. Now divide the ball into 4 smaller ones of equal size and with the palm of your hand flatten them to the desired thickness.

Before cooking the hamburgers, spread each one with the mustard. To cook, either barbecue gently over hot coals or fry in a little hot fat over