Sunday, January 15, 2012

On the question of burgers

I just felt like updating on a Sunday instead of a Monday. For you regular readers, don't be alarmed. There's nothing sinister going on. The sun will still rise, the Earth's axial tilt is still 23.44°, and Toys and Bacon will still continue to be updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Most people are aware how simple it is to make their own burgers, and how to make them infinitely better than anything you'll get from the fast food chains. It cannot even be considered the same category. Luckily you can also get good burgers many places, but at a considerably higher price.

Making them yourself is neither difficult nor expensive, and I'll do a proper "how-to" soon. Probably during the G.I. Joe month. Yup, I just announced a full month of G.I. Joe themed articles. I'll sneak in quite a bit of food talk though, among profiles, top 10 lists, comparisons of G.I. Joe figures and vehicles. Still haven't decided what month this will be though. Could be March, could be June.

But back to the burger.

Here's the recipe:
400-500g minced beef of high quality
1 egg
1 tablespoon wheat flour
1-2 teaspoons salt
Lots of pepper
1/4 finely chopped onion
Optional: Tiny bits of feta cheese.
Optional: Finely chopped chili

Mix together, shape them as large and flat as you can.
In the pan on medium temperature. Use margarine or oil.

Throw on a slice of cheese when you turn the burgers. Serve with bread, or not.  Tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, etc, if you want to make that stereotypical burger. And to be honest, you want to. Make it a monumental burger by throwing bacon into the mix.


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