Everything you ever wanted to know about Hamburgers

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Do you put egg in hamburgers?

They don’t. In Italy where they have a whole system of laws governing what you can eat and what you can’t and where the same thing is true of anything else, they don’t. And neither do I.

I am no fan of the American culture of eating and drinking, but I think what is going to happen is more Americanization, more exposure, more people being educated in the American way. My advice for future generations would be this.

If you travel on a ship, do not touch their food – whatever it may be. If you walk into a place with your wife, let her decide what she wants.

Why are they called hamburgers?

The hamburgers are named after the city of hamburg. The name hamburger did not come from any kind of burger, that is a cow-based product. But hamburg is a city in Germany. The first burger restaurant on the Hamburgerstrasse opened during the middle of the 19th century. Some Germans thought the pronunciation “hamburg” sounded similar to “ham and cheese.” The word was already in the dictionaries at the time, but it was only in the 1870s that a hamburger restaurant opened in Frankfurt. By 1895 about 200 restaurants were open in Frankfurt and its suburbs. In 1904 Hamburg Burgermeister, a Hamburg restaurant, opened a chain with more than 50 restaurants across Germany.

What do you put on a hamburger?

Do you put mustard on it? Do you put ketchup on it? No. You put lettuce and tomato. What do you put on a hamburger? Mayonnaise, of course! This is an important thing to realize. A lot is going on in the back, but you are a star. I think people really get that when they go to my shows and see me. You are an incredible performer. I guess that’s kind of why I keep doing it. How long do you think I can keep up this pace? No idea. We’ll see.”

What is the difference between a beefburger and hamburger?

A hamburger — and its American spelling hamburger — is a hamburger without any buns and usually with a raw egg, which has been known for decades in the United States to be served as an inexpensive everyday meal.
It is made by placing meat between two pieces of bread,[1] usually two slices of buttered and/or fried bread, in a restaurant, fast food outlet or supermarket sandwich processor in a small skillet or on a flat grill in a home.

What can you use to bind burgers instead of egg?

Most people I’ve talked to about making your burgers out of cheese don’t like egg because they think it’s not “cheesy.” Can you bind them with something else or would you just have to make a different filling?

I don’t understand. Have you baked in the past? Eggs are a very common binding agent.

As far as a filling. I think that you could probably have something else as a binding agent other than cream cheese. You could try ricotta cheese, cottage cheese or even sour cream cheese (but I don’t know how these would bake or if they would separate like cream cheese would). Also, I’m sure you have seen many recipes where the filling has cheese.

How do you keep burgers from shrinking?

The easy, obvious answer is to use more cheese on top. That sounds like a great idea—especially if you’re a big cheese fan—but there’s a potential side effect to a high-calorie coating: Your burger may be a lot bigger in the end than it actually seems.

A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research explores what happens to a patty as it cooks under different thicknesses of bacon. (When the cheese hits the flame, it gets soft and puffy.) And, not surprisingly, the researchers found that the burgers got bigger at the beginning than the end of the cooking process. At the end of the cooking, the burgers had a similar size to the uncooked burgers, but at the start?

When should you season burgers?

Seasoning burgers doesn’t just add flavor, it adds a layer of safety, too. To season a burger, start with cooking meat that is less likely to toughen when cooked (sirloin, or a leaner ground chuck or pork). Add some salt, pepper and a splash of oil or oil mixture. If using your own oil mix, taste. You might add a bit more of this or that and you could be just fine.

If you use a premixed burger mix or a premixed condiment mix, don’t forget to check the expiration date!

How do you bind burgers with eggs?

And fries with chicken? We’ve all heard of bacon and eggs, we’ve even heard the word “Bacon”. But until very recently it was hard to come by bacon on a burger.

The answer is now a very fast food chain can now answer that burning question. McDonald’s is now a fast food empire with more than 32,000 restaurants in 118 countries. So it’s come to the conclusion that what better way to answer that burning question than with egg? In fact McDonald’s Australia says its eggs on a burger are now on menu, proving the company has indeed listened.

Should you season hamburger patties?

Seasoning has always been a big part of cooking and most of it has been about adding flavor. A lot of people swear by seasoning to bring the flavor to their food but how do they know if it’s working?

I am curious to hear your thoughts on seasoning beef patties.

Should you season when cooking and how much seasoning is generally best?

Personally I wouldn’t season a freshly cooked burger or anything to do with it. I’d season with salt and pepper if I was going to add anything. I’d just hope the salt doesn’t actually overpower the burger if it’s just seasoned salt.

Why do my homemade hamburgers fall apart?

How do I make them melt-in-my mouth tender and fall together like a hamburger should?

You are probably familiar with this old wives tale that homemade hamburgers fall apart.

Or rather, like it or not, it would fall apart, because if you cooked it right, it should fall together (and stay together).

This is what I think is behind the “no need to worry” about cooking hamburgers. It has to do with cooking the meat. When we cook it, the proteins in the muscle cells, especially when we use low heat, separate into the gel and fat. The gel turns to mush, while the fat, which is lighter, collects together the rest of the mass.

How do you hold burgers together?

On a hot grill, with a flame, in a very hot fire, covered in a pan or wrapped in foil with a handle, with a spatula or with a fork. The answer is different depending on who you ask.

How hot you want your burger will depend on your tolerance for fire. Most prefer burgers on the hotter side of medium-well to medium, but some also love them just warm or barely burned.

But do you care? Does it matter what you eat? As the saying goes, is it better to be happy than to eat well? While it’s true that a burger is just one burger, it’s not necessarily one that’s best enjoyed alone.

What do breadcrumbs do in hamburgers?

Breadcrumbs are the little dots of crushed bread which are often added as a garnish to hamburgers. The breadcrumbs become a layer on top of the patty, which then resembles croutons, the bread counterpart of crispy rice, a dish which is now a staple for many casual diners. Before it could have become a staple, there had to be a reason why it was placed on top. Most likely, we didn’t think of breadcrumbs as something that could be put within a hamburger patty, and so they became a garnish placed on top. It’s not a perfect analogy but, it is a nice one.

Do burgers need a binder?

Yes and No.

“I’m not saying to replace breadcrumbs with a binder/filler. No, I want it to replace nothing. A food should hold up to itself, a burger should not need a binder. But you can get that great burger, like you would with a binder or some crumbles, if you give the patty a good crust. A proper crust. Then you can layer stuff on top because it doesn’t matter.”

What is it called when you put an egg on a burger?

A burger?

Oh a burger.

Right.

Is the milk on it?

M-kay.

You can put it on the side.

I don’t know what “it” is.

Oh. It’s called a patty. It’s a patty.

That’s a very specific name to me.

No, you can put it on the side. You can put the cheese on the side. You can put the ketchup on the side. Or the sauce. There’s different sauces. There’s “ranch,” whatever, “bacon,” and “gravy.”

How do you bind homemade burgers?

I think what you’re looking for is a hot oil method; however, before we get into that, we’d like to discuss what makes a burger the best. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure you grind your beef extremely evenly. No big chunks, no small chunks. And also, don’t over blend. You want a ground mixture that has a springiness to it. The more you combine the beef and the pork together, the denser it will be so you’ll need to be sure to let it rest or do a lot of grinding.

How long does it take to cook a hamburger?

No such rule! It varies so much depending on the size of your burger and the type of meat, that it’s impossible to say how long it will take to start an internal fire in someone’s butt. How many calories are in a burger? No idea. I’m always surprised at the number of calories in burger, especially when you take into account the bun or topping, plus the condiments. Is that all you could eat? Absolutely not! A burger is only part of a meal.

For years, it’s the same story. People wonder how the burger became the staple food. Why doesn’t the burger just disappear? You’ve probably never actually had a whole meal that was solely burgers.

What makes a great hamburger?

The hamburger of a fine dining chef is different than the hamburger of a bar. The burger itself might be the same, but both should be cooked to the exact same temperature of medium rare.

And so a burger is born.

Every single one should be hand crafted as if it were meant to be eaten with your hands and in your mouth.

A fine dining burger is much more about art than it is about technique, so we’ve made it really easy for you.

The Burger’s Anatomy Burger = Hamburg

Our starting point was the simple fact that a burger is like a piece of meat and to that end we’ve used the standard pieces and proportions.

Do you Season ground beef before cooking?

I’ve been buying ground beef lately a week before I use it to make a weeknight stir fry with so that I get a few uses out of it before I forget about it in the refrigerator. Is this a good idea?

The only downside as far as I can see is that I can’t keep frozen ground beef as frozen.

I haven’t cooked with it yet. It’s about the best I could hope for since I forget to use it and it just sort of gets stuck in the meat grinder and I’m not in any way willing to mess with that.

What temperature do you cook hamburgers at?

How often would you say you eat hamburgers at home? Did you use a recipe, or did you calculate cooking times? If you ate a lot of hamburgers you probably know how long you should cook hamburgers, but if you don’t, then I’m going to help you out.

I cooked over the range in a cast-iron pan using the oven for heat to a total of 350 degrees, not the grill. I used the recipe below, and it turned out great.

The cooking time was 14 minutes at 350 degrees, which gives a rare and medium-rare burger, or 12 minutes for a well-done hamburger.

What can I add to burgers for flavor?

A few options that you can add are onion, green pepper, black pepper, basil, oregano, parsley, and garlic—or any combination of these. You may also like to add a slice or two of bread to your burgers for added moisture. To add some heat, you can rub 1/2 pound fresh red pepper and 1/2 pound fresh green pepper on the outside of the beef patties before frying, broiling, or grilling.

Why put an ice cube on a burger?

There are many reasons why putting an ice cube on a burger could increase the enjoyment of eating one… and it’s all thanks to the way humans process taste!

As you’ll see in the video below, ice cream doesn’t melt very well, and so there’s a natural barrier – an air bubble – surrounding the ice cream. As the ice cream melts, the air in this bubble will expand, pushing towards any air molecules in the burger, thus creating a vacuum.

The vacuum is then filled with the water molecules in the burger.

This creates a ‘frozen’ burger.

How does Gordon Ramsay grill the perfect burger?

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In one of his interviews at the annual Bocuse d’Or – the World Culinary Olympic Festival held annually during January in Les Baux, France – Gordon Ramsay was asked to describe his favorite dish.

“I don’t have a favorite dish,” he replied, in his usual direct manner. “I like cooking all of them.”

He does, however, like to be cooking for his wife and teenage sons, James and Ross, and he has shared with me three of his secrets to making sure the perfect burger – the kind of burger he likes.

What is the best ground beef to make hamburgers?

I like a blend of meat and beef. I have done ground turkey, ground chicken, and ground pork. This is the best so far. This is what my father always buys when he used to go to McDonald’s for hamburgers. Very simple, just put meat, garlic powder, 1/4 of a onion and salt and pepper or cumin, no water in the freezer in the meat for at least 5 hours. Then add beef and a bit of water or broth and form into balls. Cook in the toaster oven.

What is the best ground beef to make hamburgers? I like a blend of meat and beef. I have done ground turkey, ground chicken, and ground pork.

How does Gordon Ramsay pan fry burgers?

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How do you make the f word burger?

To me, it’s like asking how you make a chicken salad: The ingredients fall into place if you take some care. “If you’re baking it?” you ask. Or if it’s as simple as a grilled cheese? If it’s just a sandwich, I guess you’d have to ask “I don’t exactly know what a f word burger is.” No one comes out of the womb prepared to make a f word burger. To me, it’s almost like asking, “How did the chicken get on the plate?” Chicken was never in its natural environment. It took three steps to get onto my plate: We slaughtered it, chopped it, and put it on my plate.

What is the best burger blend?

The term “best” implies something that’s good for you. The term “best” means: “This is the most popular burger recipe.” The term “best” means we want to be able to make it with a minimum of ingredients and time. However, as I mention later in the article, I also used the “best burger blend” term because it describes the composition of a blend: best flour, best spices, etc. A burger blend has different components to make the best possible burger, and it’s important to know how and why you want to make a specific blend for your burgers.

What cheese goes on hamburgers?

We eat lots of cheeseburgers – the top 5 cheeseburgers we eat at home, and at the restaurant we eat in.

I have been wondering what is the best cheeseburger to eat, and to make. Well, my friend, you found it. In this article I will give you the 5 cheeseburgers that I eat the most. These cheeseburgers are just what you want. And if you are anything like me, I know that you will love them too.

Is 93% lean ground beef good for burgers?

Hi, I have recently come across a cooking website where someone is doing a comparison of different cooking ground beef and different brands. The site is www.realcheap.com and the products are:

All products are from the major fast food chains, which are very cost efficient brands.

I’d like to get some thoughts on if the cooking ground beef is very important, or do you agree that using fresh is always better? Also there are many products that say “cooked” and “fresh ground beef is the best product”.

I think cooking is important but I would not eat “premix” ground beef. I like the idea of “mix n’ match” products.

Is 80/20 ground beef the same as ground chuck?

“Grinds” doesn’t sound as good as they are usually processed for sale, but it might be okay.
You should try to buy chuck steak instead of ground chuck. It’s usually leaner and has a better taste than ground lean beef.

How much ground beef do I need for burgers?

How much ground beef do I need for burgers?

I love burgers. My favorite time to make them is in the summer because I can grill them out. I’ve learned over time on which combination of ingredients make best burgers and which ones fall flat.

I’ve also learned that the leaner the meat, the easier it is to make the best burgers.

I’ve found that ground beef that’s too lean makes it harder to properly form the patty. If you’re working with lean ground beef, you may have to throw in some extra fat like bacon or lard to get it to form.

What is the difference between ground chuck and ground beef?

I have read on the Internet that ground chuck is made by grinding up pieces of shoulder, butt, and chuck cut from beef. And ground beef is made by grinding pieces of boneless beef with chuck fat (it sounds like a lot of different ways of saying the same thing!)

It’s all about making ground beef for sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs.

In most restaurants, the ground beef is already precooked, and the name just gives the color of the meat. The process is also called texturizing, because chunks of fat have been removed.

What is the best fat ratio for burgers?

Which is right, high fat or low fat, and is there a difference? Are they similar? Or are there any differences. One could argue, if you eat a burger a lot, then high fat/low fat is the best. In that case, I’m all about high fat/high fat, but wouldnt call my self a fat-burger-freak haha.

Here’s what we consider “burger fat ratio” these days:

2-3 pounds of chuck, brisket or sirloin, or 3-4 pounds of ground or lean beef. Our most popular option is 1-2 pounds of top sirloin/beef patty (usually 2x4oz)

What is the best lettuce for burgers?

I have been doing a bit of research on the best lettuce for buying when making burgers. It seems like there are lots of different kinds of leaf lettuce to choose from that are best for this recipe. There are some lettuce varieties that seem to be commonly available, such as Iceberg, Bibb, romaine, and some kinds of romaine that don’t have the loose outer leaves. The lettuce I’m using in these pictures looks kind of like a cross between iceberg and romaine. However it is one of the new lettuce varieties that is gaining in popularity. It’s called butter head, so it has a lot of the best qualities of both iceberg and romaine.

How do you make perfectly brown ground beef?

To answer your question, cooking ground beef to the perfect degree will depend on the type of beef you’re working with and your specific taste preferences. But at the end of the day, the more beef you have in your grill, the more control you will have over the depth of brown.

Below are a handful of tried and true ground beef recipes—along with additional recipes from our sister site, The Dr. BBQ Cookbook, for even more ways to work ground beef into your grilling routine. So what’s right and wrong with cooking ground beef? Read on for expert tips and our expert favorite beef recipes, and then get cooking and grill on those perfectly cooked patties.

How do I add fat to lean ground beef?

You don’t!

Lean ground beef has already been trimmed of fat; how do you add fat to ground beef? Do I add it to the lean ground beef or the breadcrumbs?

You will have to trim the fat from the ground beef before adding the breadcrumbs, or else it will fall off of the ground meat. If you have no choice, you can add the crumbs to the lean. For the rest of the ground beef, you can add the breadcrumbs.

What I have often done is buy lean ground beef and add about 30% fatback or some other kind of bacon into it.

How do you add fat to a burger?

What I did was add a 1.5% “fat free” flour that is not fat. It is basically bread flour. And in fact, they are all bread flour and contain the same sugar, salt and yeast the regular flour has. It acts really like fat.

In a bread machine, use the whole egg by simply putting in 1/4 of the flour and water in the bread pan, or if using a regular pan, use only 1/4 of the flour and water. Remember that the batter must be under “stir” the entire time, including the last 10 to 15 minutes of kneading. Put the dough in the machine and press the “start” button.

What animal does hamburger come from?

Well according to the Oxford dictionary, it is any meat prepared by cooking meat from a cow. But what if you wanted to know something more than a definition?

Do I get points when I know the answer? Well yes, you do, I’m gonna tell you the answer, because sometimes in a game as fun as this, you need to know the right answers, because you need more points.

Which was it? Well if it was a cow, but the correct answer in a time of great jeopardy, it was two, because you do have two points.

What can I do with 73 ground beef?

I put my ground beef in the freezer right away for the purpose of having a meal later. I like to use ground beef from a 99% lean or a 75/25% lean/fatty meat combo.
You can, but you need to make sure that it isn’t “tenderized” meaning that it is mixed with seasonings like garlic, onion, peppers and chili, or seasoned so that the meat is actually cooked. If you don’t know how to determine if it is tenderized, ask your butcher for advice.

Does ribeye make good burgers?

And for that matter, what is a good burger?

Let’s start with the basics. A good burger is one that has good flavor – not the most important quality but certainly the kind of flavor the burger will hold. Good flavor goes through what happens to the hamburger in the ground beef processing. We’ll cover that in a bit. We define bad flavor as any other kind of flavor (spicy flavor, chemical flavor, artificial flavors, etc).

But what is a good burger flavor? Well, in general, the three primary burger-flavor properties are 1) beefy, 2) toasty and 3) tangy. Some people can appreciate a burger flavor that is a balance between flavor.

How do you make Bobby Flay burgers?

If you’ve watched any of Anthony Bourdain’s travel docs, you’ve probably seen an episode where he talks about making burgers in his own kitchen. You know what it’s like when you show up at someone’s house to sample their craft–we’re always a little embarrassed and then a lot jealous when we meet the “amazing” people who can make things to order in their kitchen. In this video from Season 8 of No Reservations, he visits his personal chef, Jason Mihm, who has made him what he likes to call “Bobby Flay burgers.” We can tell that Bourdain is kind of in love with this cook, because he goes on a big rant about him after the fact.

How long do you grill burgers at 400?

A very short time. Why do you ask?

I was just thinking what a terrible restaurant that would be if they served burgers over 400°F in the summer. The burger would be over cooked, tough, and have the texture of a burnt burger.

I don’t get the same impression when I look at the menus here in New England, where there are a handful of very good burger restaurants, but no burger that could not be better at 450°F. Perhaps it’s because most of us have been to that restaurant where burgers are served medium, cooked at a very high temperature.

The idea of what a “good” burger is depends really on the time and temperature. There is really a large difference.

What is a Texas burger?

Texas, a state that has never been a culinary destination before 2012, is undergoing a burger revolution due to the popularity of its cuisine. Texans are consuming more hamburgers than ever before according to data collected by the National Chicken Council. A staggering 61,000 new burgers were consumed in Texas in 2013. There were an estimated 613,000 burger-only lunches in 2013 and these “burgeros” accounted for roughly 0.3 percent of all lunches in the United States and are projected to account for as much as 0.5 percent by 2023.

How long do you grill burgers at 450?

Mine doesn’t like to be cooked longer than three minutes. You should take hers off first and then add yours. Mine tends to not get the grill marks. Maybe just keep yours on a little bit longer until the grill marks are there.

Yeah, you should be fine. I like to do them on 400 and grill for about 7-8 minutes total. There’s no need to grill for too long or they become too dry. My burgers aren’t the juiciest things to begin with, though (so I’m not complaining there), but these, with all the stuff on top, are going to be over the top, lol. You may want to consider using those buns for the second burger, to avoid the bun soaking.

Does Bobby Flay have a wife?

The only thing I am really interested in right now is that if Bobby Flay has a wife and we were married do you think that I should keep my job or do you think I should call the company where I work and tell them I am leaving?

I really think this is a silly question. How can we ever know? You said he has a girlfriend. That makes sense. Most people are married with at least one wife, so I don’t see what this has to do with anything.

The only thing I am really interested in right now is that if Bobby Flay has a wife and we were married do you think that I should keep my job or do you think I should call the company where I work.

Can I grill burgers in the oven?

Sure. Just like you’d grill steak, make sure you keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn.

Do you put an egg in hamburgers?

Yeah, we usually put an egg in hamburgers.

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