Homemade burgers and chips beat shop-bought every time. Why not make double and freeze a batch?
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Cooking from frozen
For best results, defrost the burgers overnight in the fridge, then cook as per the recipe. But if you forget, you can just cook everything from frozen. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and spread the burgers and chips out on separate oven trays. Cook the chips as before until golden and crisp, shaking halfway, and the burgers for 40 mins, turning halfway, until the centre is hot.
How to freeze
Tip portions of the floured chips straight into freezer bags, then seal to freeze. Stack burgers between squares of baking parchment in a container or on a tray wrapped in cling film – the parchment will stop the burgers sticking together (but don’t use greaseproof). Then simply remove as many burgers as you need at one time and re-cover the rest.