Meet the bitter melon.
Like all people who don’t know what they are cooking I googled it. Wiser people than me that live on the Internet suggest I boil the bitter melon first before cooking it to reduce its pungency. I thought I’d just cook it so I have a better understanding of what it tastes like I should not have done this. I should have listened to Google.
Fortunately, I sauteed the bitter melon with other vegetables that were edible. Needless to say, I ended up picking off all the bitter melon from the burger, which suddenly became delicious!
I toasted the buns before serving the patties on top.
I made feta mashed potatoes to accompany the sliders! I peeled and chopped red potatoes, and boiled them until soft. I mashed the potatoes with feta and cheese (based on your preference).
Even though it didn’t turn out quite what I expected, at least I learn something new. Don’t buy bitter melon, don’t cook bitter melon and don’t eat bitter melon. Everything else gets four stars!