Wednesday, January 16, 2013

take my word for it wednesday.. you can't go wrong with a classic pan fried hamburger on a homemade bun..




i love hamburgers.. not cheese burgers.. but hamburgers.. there are days i will wake up and need a burger.. i know your thinking you don't "need" a burger you want a burger and i say to you i NEED a burger.. it's basically an obsession.. i have been known to have 2 or 3 hamburgers in a week.. 50% of the time when pete and i go out to breakfast i order a burger from the lunch menu.. it's a quirky obsession that comes and goes.. but i am in the middle of it right now and i woke up on sunday and needed a burger.. but not any kind of a burger.. a thin patty fried in an iron skillet until the outside has a crunchy layer then steamed until done kinda burger where it's juicy and wonderful and since i am also in the midst of a "slider" obsession as well it needed to be little slider burger..oh and i put them on homemade hamburger buns.... win win.. ya me.. i was one happy chick a dee that's for sure..make them you will be too.. pinky swear..


pan fried thin burger sliders

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 5 minutes
servings: 4

ingredients:

1 1/4 lb. fresh ground beef {80/20}
salt
fresh ground pepper

condiments:
lettuce
tomato, sliced thin
onion, sliced thin
burger sauce {recipe to follow)
homemade hamburger bun {recipe to follow}

divide meat into 8 portions.. one at a time flatten each out with the palm of your hand kinda spreading the meat out you want them pretty thin *but not to thin* and the size of whatever bun  your using, if your doing sliders then make 8 burgers  if not then only portion it out to 4 burgers and make them a little bigger .. i kept mine on the cutting board i was using and put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes while i prepped other things.. take a large iron skillet and heat over a medium/high heat.. once the pan is very hot, but not smoking sprinkle salt and pepper in the pan and then add 4 patties to the pan.. brown the one side you want a little bit of a crispy coating.. about 30 seconds then turn patty to the other side and again allow to get a crispy coating.. another 30 seconds.. drop the heat to medium cover and allow to cook until done probably another minute or 2 {remember they are pretty thin doesn't take much}.. remove cooked burgers to a warm platter and repeat with other 4 patties.. toast your buns and add 2 finished patties to each bun and top with your favorite toppings and serve immediately..


burger sauce

prep time: 3 minutes
cooking time: -0-

ingredients:

1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbls. buttermilk
1/2 tbls. garlic powder
1 tsp. tobasco
2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

whisk everything together.. cover and put in fridge for about an hour before use.. best results let it sit over night!!

hamburger buns

prep time: 1 hour
cooking time: 5-7 minutes
servings: 6 buns

ingredients:

6 texas rhodes rolls, defrosted
poppy seeds

egg wash:
1 egg, beaten
1 tblsp. water

allow your rolls to defrost.. place on a lined baking sheet.. cover and allow to rise.. they should get double their size.. kinda squish them down with the palm of your hand so they aren't pouffe but more like a hamburger bun...  heat your oven to 450 degrees {f}.. once they have risen brush each one with your egg wash {whisk egg and water together} then sprinkle with poppy seeds {or sesame seeds}.. bake for 5-7 minutes.. {check after 5 minutes}.. remove from oven  and allow to cool and then split and add your favorite burger and toppings!!

enjoy and get cook'n!!!


2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness... I think I want to make these this weekend! They look SO good Rob!!! <3 Nina

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  2. Yes you do want to make them :) and then tell me about it :)

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