Chinese Name: 驴肉火烧
English Name: Donkey Burger; Donkey Meat fire; Stewed Donkey Meat
Main Ingredients: Donkey
Donkey Burger驴肉火烧 is a very popular traditional snack in North China. The snack originated in Baoding City, Cangzhou City, Hejian City, Langfang City and Dacheng County, Hebei Province, and is widely spread in the central Hebei plain. The stewed donkey meat is sandwiched into the crisp fire with the old soup. It is very delicious. Later, after continuous development and promotion, the donkey meat fire was finally famous in the north and south of the river.
In the streets and alleys of North China, shops burning donkey meat can be seen everywhere. The snack has been fully integrated into the lives of local residents. The most intuitive difference between Hejian Donkey Meat fire and Baoding Donkey Meat fire is that Baoding Donkey Meat fire is round, while Hejian Donkey Meat fire is rectangular.
According to legend, there were two gangs at Caohe-Wharf漕河码头 in the Song Dynasty宋代: Cao Gang漕帮 and Yan Gang盐帮. The Cao Gang took grain transportation as its industry, and the Yan Gang took salt transportation as its industry. In order to dominate the wharf, the two sides often fought a big battle, and finally ended with a big victory for Cao Gang. Cao Gang captured the donkey carrying the goods of Yan Gang. Unable to deal with it, they slaughtered and stewed, set up a celebration banquet, and then ate the donkey meat in a local fire火烧. Since then, with the rise of donkey meat in Caohe, the famous snack Donkey Meat fire was born.
Donkey meat is first stewed over high fire and then over a low fire, with nearly 20 kinds of spices. It takes a long time to cook, is cooked thoroughly, has fresh and tender colors, and the meat is fragrant but not firewood. It has a long fragrance, soft and palatable. Fire burning is a kind of pasta, which is generally made of dead flour (dead flour死面 is unfermented flour and fermented flour is called live flour活面, and the cake made of live flour is called “baked cake烧饼”). After it is cooked in the cake pan, it is baked in the stove fire to make it scorched outside and tender inside and have a unique flavor.
According to medical records, donkey meat can replenish qi and blood and deficiency. It can be seen that donkey meat not only tastes delicious but also has health care function. In modern medical research, donkey meat is a low-fat, high protein food, and calcium, phosphorus, iron content is also high, nutrition is extremely rich.
How to make Donkey Burger?
- 200g flour
- 2g yeast
- 20g warm water (about 37 degrees)
- 110g milk
- A proper amount of oil
- An appropriate amount of sweet noodle sauce
- An appropriate amount of barbecue material
- Properly cooked donkey meat
- Moderate cucumber
- A proper amount of thousand island sauce
- Step 1, Put the yeast into a small bowl, add warm water, stir well, and place for 5 minutes.
- Step 2, Put the flour into a basin and then pour in yeast water and milk.
- Step 3, First mix the yeast water and milk evenly, then circle from inside to outside and mix in the flour. After mixing the liquid and flour, knead the dough evenly by hand.
- Step 4, Take out the dough and knead it on the chopping board for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and soft. Then put the dough into the basin, cover it with plastic wrap, and ferment it in a warm place until it is twice as large.
- Step 5, Take out the dough, fully knead the dough for more than 10 minutes, discharge excess bubbles, finally knead it into strips, evenly divide it into six equal parts, knead it around and flatten it one by one, and finally roll it into a round pancake with a rolling pin.
- Step 6, Spread the dough cake for about 20 minutes, then pierce the surface of the dough cake with a fork one by one (pierce the dough cake thoroughly), and then put the dough cake in the steaming drawer.
- Step 7, When steam comes out from the pot, turn the high fire to medium-low fire for 10 minutes, and finally turn off the fire for 5 minutes.
- Step 8, Brush a thin layer of oil on both sides of each cake, then brush sauce and sprinkle barbecue.
- Step 9, Preheat the oven to 250 degrees and bake the dough in the middle layer for 5 minutes until the surface is slightly colored.
- Step 10, Take out the baked cake, cut it horizontally, and add donkey meat slices and cucumber slices.