Spelt Burger with Grapefruit-Yoghurt Sauce

Spelt Burger with Grapefruit-Yoghurt Sauce

Today a bit of retro-style cooking with a classic from the 1980es.

Spelt Burger

Adapted from Ich helf' dir kochen by Hedwig Maria Stuber


1 Tbsp oil
1 small onion, diced
200 g unripe spelt grain (Gr√ľnkern)
2 cups vegetable stock
50 g steel-cut oats
1 egg
salt, paprika

oil for frying


In a skillet, heat the 1 Tbsp oil, add the onions and fry until translucent. Add the unripe spelt grain and stock and cook, stirring continuously, until it thickens into a gruel/porridge-like consistency. Set aside to cool. Add the oats to the porridge. Add salt and paprika to taste. Form into patties with wet hands. Heat some oil in a skillet and fry the patties until golden brown on both sides.

Grapefruit-Yoghurt Sauce

Adapted from Annemarie Wildeisen's kochen 12/2011-01/2012


1 small grapefruit, zest and juice
1/2 tsp sugar
180 g yoghurt
1/2 tsp red or green peppercorns, coarsly ground in a mortar
dash of salt


Grate the zest of the grapefruit into a bowl. Add all the other ingredients except of the juice and mix well. Add enough of the juice to reach the desired consistency.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

I love the sound of this grapefruit yogurt sauce. It must be very tangy! Great idea to use it on a spelt burger.