National Burger Day:
Time for some Angus management – May 28 is National Hamburger Day!
The humble hamburger seems to have had a facelift in recent years. Hamburgers of late feature all sorts of newfangled ideas, like the foie gras burger (which I do love), Texas toast burger, or donut burger.
Making the ultimate burger is, ultimately, up to you. Ask your local butcher for freshly ground meat, and consider trying a meat blend with a cut like brisket for added flavor and texture (I personally prefer equal parts of freshly ground chuck and brisket). Ideally, you want a patty that will crust up well on the grill, stay juicy and won’t fall apart on you.
Then, there’s technique. Whether you’re flipping burgers on a pan or out on the grill, make sure your cooking surface is nice and hot. Flip your burgers once and for the love of hamburgers, don’t squish them with your spatula. Pressing down only forces out all the flavorful juices.
The patties aren’t the only part of this meaty equation. Bread usually acts as a carrying vessel, and shouldn’t be neglected. Butter each side of the bun and toast alongside the patties to prevent a soggy mess. Go wild and experiment with different types of breads and rolls. You could also whip up your own condiments; homemade mayo is sure to win over even the most ardent sandwich spread lover.
Burgers also aren’t limited to the bovine variety. Turkey, chicken, shrimp, crab and veggies all make great burgers. Whatever you desire – enjoy!!
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!
God Bless You!