At Dad's Table: Cooking Burgers with Kids
Adam, AKA At Dad’s Table, is a chef and blogger who is on a mission to alter attitudes towards food in pregnancy and early parenthood. Frustrated with advice centering around what you can’t eat, rather than what you can, Adam’s recipes are focused on ensuring families can enjoy safe and delicious food at every step.
This is why we asked him to show us how he makes BBQ food a safe and enjoyable experience for his whole family.
For little ones and pregnant women Adam recommends cooking mince beef well done to 71°C.
Well done: 71°C
To make the buns
Beef, Cheddar and Rosemary Burgers
How does BBQ season make you feel? Excited or nervous? Did you know that 1 in 5 of us has become ill from badly cooked food on a BBQ and three quarters of us worry about it? Speaking personally, cooking for my young family, or until recently my pregnant wife, means I’m extra cautious. The most stressful BBQ I’ve ever done was when we had a houseful of pregnant women for my wife’s baby shower! Now that my toddler eats the same food as we do I’m so much more aware of making sure food is 100% cooked than I was before, and that’s where Thermapen comes in.
This is my first digital thermometer and I was amazed at not only how reliable it was but how fast it was. When you’ve got little people running around the BBQ you’re always trying to do 100 things at once and keep them away. With my Thermapen I know that I can check the temperature of what I’m cooking in seconds, meaning I have more time to keep my toddler away from those tongs! It was also a great way to teach him about different temperatures and he loved watching the number go up as his burger was cooked.