IT'S ALL IN THE SMASH
|**WARNING: VEGETARIAN UNFRIENDLY POST**|
I Love a REAL Hamburger.
The kind you get at some little hole in the wall restaurant or local diner. One where the sides of the meat are uneven and the patty covers the whole bun! The Bun is lightly toasted with leaf lettuce, fresh garden tomato, extra Hellman's Mayo, melted cheese, slice of Vidalia onion, bread and butter pickle, ketchup, just enough salt and pepper....Oh My mouth is watering...YUM!!!
I wanted to know the secret of how a hamburger cooked in my local diner always tasted so much better than the ones I made at home. Now don't get me wrong, I could make a great hamburger but they still weren't the same
I went to the SOURCE...the Queen of the Diner Kitchen...Mrs. Curtis
Here is what she told me! I asked her , "How do you get your hamburgers to taste so good?" She told me the magic is in the way you patty the meat!
You need your meat, seasonings and TWO PAPER PLATES
Break off enough meat for one hamburger
DO NOT WORK WITH YOUR HANDS
Place meat in the center of a paper plate sprayed with cooking oil such as PAM ( I use a store brand)
Take another Paper Plate sprayed with oil, place on top of meat
Don't overdo this step. The less you work with the meat the juicier!
I like this step! gets out all my frustrations!
A very irregular hamburger patty. I make a hole in the center to make sure it is cooked all the way through. OOPS, I forgot to take a picture of this step.
Season well on both sides then slide meat patty onto griddle, or grill.
Cook meat with the goal of only turning meat once.
The BEST TASTING HAMBURGER EVER!
IT'S ALL IN THE SMASH!
(chuckle... Refer back to previous post, Taco Bell Story)
Go HAVE A HAMBURGER!
P.S. I've not been able to reply to all your comments this past week due to some computer issues PLUS, I've been so busy attending grandpeeps end of year activities!! I do read them all!!
I've volunteered with Field Day and Awards programs. My oldest grandson has me making a comfy quilt for one of his classmates undergoing cancer treatments as well as sewing a new summer dress for Emma's awards day. Not much time left for blogging but then real life takes precedent over blogging life...right?!! next week begins
Camp Grandmama, Summer 2012
Pictures to come!!
I am so grateful for my life with grandchildren. They keep me young!