Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Homemade burgers for dinner

These are one of my guilty pleasures in life. Buttered and lightly oven toasted buns, double patty, double cheddar cheese, lettuce and marinated ground beef hand made patties. It's a lot more work than it looks getting everything prepared. I'm still trying to find out how to make the patties more firm. Also trying to find someone who will hand chop the meat instead of getting minced ones. Suggestions will be entertained.

5 comments:

eat-a-lot-bear said...

I usually grind my own beef, and that produces pretty firm patties. Just get flank steak, cut into smallish pieces to help the grinder along (I use Braun's handheld device, nothing fancy.) That way, you know exactly what goes into the mince!

WuffRuff said...

Where are the tomatoes?!?
Lettuce and tomatoes are a must in a sandwich! Of course, bread, cheese and patty too, but u've got all of that except the tomatoes. :)

LiquidShaDow said...

I didn't have any tomatos when I was doing them I think, so lettuce was it.

just anotheR said...

Hmmm... try it the chef's way? Mix in some bread crumbs and an egg white... even cornstarch helps. Normal bread crumbs, not the crunchy variety. Not sure why but it seems inevitable that either of these ingredients go into a burger when i see chefs make them. Unless you already have tried then... hahaha... i too, shall wonder why in the world would they not be firm.

LiquidShaDow said...

I'll throw in all the tips here....ground flank steak with breadcrumbs and egg white and see if it works out the next time I have the chance to do something at home.