The world's best hamburger recipe
For one to name any particular hamburger recipe as the "world's best hamburger recipe", it has to be amazing beyond a doubt in anyone's mind.
You can imagine how difficult it must be to hit that mark, eh?
So, instead of putting a bunch of recipes up head-to-head for the title, let's talk about what the greatest burger should look and taste like.
First of all, it's all about the ingredients. Superior food is all about superior ingredients. Always try to find the very best ingredients you can. That way, you're halfway to creating amazing meals.
Let's talk about the world's greatest burger patty.
We're not going to use just 80/20 ground chuck for this. Find yourself some prime ground sirloin. (Kobe or American Wagyu is excellent as well.)
Why is it called prime?
Simply put, prime grade meat is the best cut, and is generally well-marbled with a relatively high fat content. Yes, we've all heard horror stories about the artery-clogging effects of a diet high in saturated fats. But, let's be real - you're not going to eat like this every day. Just a little bit here and there never hurt anyone and the fat (which IS quite natural) makes for a tastier eat.
Use egg as a binding agent instead of bread crumbs. It isn't as dry as adding bread into your meat.
Why do you need a binding agent?
The binding agent ensures that the meat patty of the world's best hamburger recipe, which is fairly big and flat, wouldn't fall apart or break up when it is time to flip them in the pan or on the grill.
Mold the patties BIG - at least 1 inch thick and about a bun's diameter. The World's Best Hamburger needs to be plump and juicy, just dripping with flavor!
For indoor cooking, I like to use a combination of pan-frying and the oven to get the perfect texture and level of "done-ness".
- Preheat a cast iron skillet over the stove at about medium-high heat.
- Add just a touch of olive oil.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the patty in the skillet until the bottom has browned and juices start emerging from the top of the patty.
- At this point, flip the burger over.
- Place the skillet with the flipped burger still in it into the pre-heated oven for about 5 minutes.
Put your burger into a buttered, lightly-toasted kaiser roll and you've got yourself the making of a world's best hamburger.
This is just the basics and I am aware that opinions will vary greatly. How to top it, add to it, subtract from it or mix it all around is all up to you!.
What is your idea of the world's best hamburger recipe?