Another business idea thrived amid the pandemic. As more people are becoming health conscious, vegetable alternatives are becoming a hit. Nikki Avellanosa took the opportunity to start her eggplant burger patty business to promote healthier options.
According to Nikki, she started her business with P2,000 capital. She could make 18 to 20 eggplant patties with it. With the success of her business venture, she is now earning over P8,000 to P10,000 monthly. She said it’s a good side hustle because it’s easy to make and the earning is good.
“Maganda siya kasi it serves as an extra income sa akin. Masaya na may pinagkakakitaan ka pa na iba, ”Nikka shared on GMA’s Pera Paraan.
According to Nikka, her first advice for those aspiring entrepreneurs is to learn the business first. She suggested how important it is to find out if there’s a market for your product.
Her second advice is to love your product and business. Nikka said managing a burger business or any kind of business isn’t for the weak of heart since it’s not easy. It’s important that you love what you’re doing so you won’t feel disheartened when challenges go your way.
“I want to do a lot of business with everyone. May mga times talaga na kailangan mong magpursige para makabenta at magpatuloy, ”Nikka said.
How to make an eggplant burger patty
Prepare the ingredients which include eggplant, egg, salt, and pepper to taste, cornstarch, and breadcrumbs.
Using a peeler, remove the skin of the eggplant. Cut the eggplant into small pieces and bring it to a boil in a pan with water. After five to ten minutes, remove the eggplant from the boiling water.
In a bowl, mix the cooked eggplant with the rest of the ingredients. The egg and breadcrumbs will help give the patty its form. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Start molding the mixture into patties. You can use a prefabricated molder or anything that’s round enough to form a patty.
These eggplant burger patties are not just meant to be made into a hamburger sandwich. It can also be eaten with rice and cooked as a burger steak. It’s versatile and healthy, perfect for the elderly or those who are looking for healthier options.