The Kat-Less

Serves 4 to 6 as snack
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Hamburger Mauritian style, the KAT-LESS is enjoyed on its own or in a bun for a more filling meal.


500g of chopped steak
2 large onions chopped fine
5 eggs
½ cup of chopped fresh coriander
½ cup of chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon of crushed garlic
2 teaspoon cumin powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying


In a large bowl, mix steak, onions, coriander, mint, and cumin. Add 2 eggs, salt and pepper to taste, mix well.
Arrange meat into 12 or 15 portions/balls.
With your hand, flatten each ball to make hamburgers.
In a 2nd bowl beat remaining eggs as for an omelet.
In a 3rd bowl arrange breadcrumbs
Heat oil in frying pan.
Dip Kat Less in eggs, then in breadcrumbs, then again in eggs and fry them in the hot pan, until done.
Drain and serve with ketchup or spicy BBQ sauce.

Chef Sandy own and manage “ Pallagino” Feast of Mauritius, a guest house with a private pool, just off the golden sand beach in Flic-en-Flac, on the west coast of Mauritius.
Her first book “Un Chef a la Maison” is a best seller here and was re-printed within 10 months of first publication. Sandy’s’ articles appears regularly in top local magazines and newspapers, and “Cote Nord” magazine distributed in Air France.
“A Feast of Mauritius” is due for publication in couple months time.

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