Recipe: Let's have burgers

...to which literally no-one has ever answered 'no'

Allan Kay posted in Burgers
7w ago
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Burgers. 'Nuff said.

You will need: Meat, bread, toppings and condiments. And a nerdy cutting board.

Nerdy cutting board

Nerdy cutting board

Now, the first step is getting the burger patties correct. I started with 700 grams of ground beef and calculated with very difficult mathematical formulas that it should be split like this:

Next up is starting the onions. Which should be carnalized. And to achieve this I started by putting both tomatoes and cucumber away and instead adding an extra onion. That gave me this much onion:

1 onion. Plus another.

1 onion. Plus another.

I heated up a pan to medium heat with a little olive oil and added a knob of butter. Then the onions, followed by a little salt, pepper and sugar. I think the sugar might have been a bad idea though. It sounds good in theory but it seems they go slightly hard after a while on the pan... Like caramel or something.

Anyway, once the onions had a little color on them I added a splash of red wine and a splash of balsamic vinegar as a reduction. I then decided to ignore the caramelization problem and proceed to the patties.

"Hand-formed patty's"

"Hand-formed patty's"

As you can see, not much to it really. Just beautifully hand-formed burger patties. By aid of a burger press, 2 of them got salt and pepper, 1 got Garlic and Chili spice mix and the last I kept spice free so I could share it with my dog. I think the spice free on is the one on the right.

One half of a burger bun slightly burned. Just as I intended.

One half of a burger bun slightly burned. Just as I intended.

The last step is the burger assembly and this is where planning is really gonna pay off. I took my slightly burned bun and added a modest (lol no) layer of mayonnaise, and then a layer of green stuff to act as moisture barrier. Readers paying attention will notice I'm now using stuff not even pictured in the header image. The magic of planning ahead I tell you.

Where did the fries come from?

Where did the fries come from?

Onions, patty and crown went on and I arrived at this.

At which point I was barely hungry anymore. So all in all it was a 10/10 success. Would repeat.

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Comments (12)

  • I like the nerdy table 🥺

      1 month ago
    • I do too! And one day I WILL utilize it in some meaningful way 😂

        1 month ago
    • I have something similar for baking, really useful 😄

        1 month ago
  • I definitely won't say no if someone is fixing it for me 😋 if you decide to add sugar to the onions make sure they are pretty much cooked up.

      1 month ago
    • Ohh so the sugar right at the end then? I could see that. Because it really does seems like a good idea to add a little extra sweetness. Maybe it should be brown sugar?

      And if I could I would absolutely make you a burger, any time! 😊

        1 month ago
    • Awesome! I make my own onion dip and I add a little brown sugar towards the end.

        1 month ago
  • Beautiful!

      1 month ago
  • Not bad !

      1 month ago
    • Coming from an American, and a guy going by The Burger God, I consider this a huge compliment! Big thanks!

        1 month ago
  • That looks absolutely beautiful, burgers how they should be ❤️

      1 month ago
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