I propose you a Home made burger with a French revisit.
This emblematic dish of both street food and junk food is known all over the world.
And as you know, you can find it in all qualities from the worst served by the big fast food chains to the most unlikely served in starred restaurants.
And in between all of them are a myriad of chefs who know how to cook better than anyone else this icon of American gastronomy.
You'll find him cooking a homemade burger much simpler than you can imagine.
And once you taste it, you won't want to eat any more.
To cook a good burger, you need good meat. And if possible cut with a knife.
You can of course skip this and buy minced meat. However, you will lose taste and chew when you eat it. Also you need to have fat in the patty to make the burger taste good.
The ideal ratio is 80% meat and 20% fat. And for a really juicy burger, I advise you to use breast or neck that you chop with a knife.
As for cooking, nothing beats the barbecue. But the frying pan works very well too.
Essential isn't it? Yes, you're right. Again, homemade bread is ideal. But if you don't want to do it, then I strongly advise you to find buns containing potato starch. It makes them more airy and more digestible. Forget sesame seeds too. And if you really want to put some on your buns, then I recommend squash seeds.
And don't hesitate to remind me to give you the recipe if I haven't already done so when you read these lines.
Good this part and the one where you can improvise and have fun.
However, I'm going to give you my favorite toppings:
- smoked cheddar,
- maple-smoked bacon,
- crispy onions,
And that's it, personally, I forget all about salad, tomato (even more so when it's not in season) and raw onion that gives you the breath of a horse.
Afterwards, frankly, I love it when I'm offered pulled pork in my burger. But I don't put some every time.
For the sauce there too, I can give you the one I prefer.
It is composed of :
- a homemade mayonnaise,
- of ketchup
- a brunoise of gherkin and capers,
- a few drops of Worcestershire
- a dash of spicy sauce
It comes straight from the Farm Burger restaurant in Atlanta on Peachtree Road.
How to adapt it to my diet?
You can replace pork with pastrami, bresaola or Bresaola meat.
If you don't eat meat, you can replace patty with a lentil steak or better with a beet steak.
To lighten the mayonnaise, you can add snow white, you then get a cloudmayo.
If you don't eat fat, then go ahead. Burger is fat and fat is life!