I always try to eat delicious food. Unfortunately I don't have that much money, so I have to cook a lot of it at home. But thats OK because I love cooking and I love eating at home with my wife. This is a website with my favorite recipes and a little bit of commentary.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dirty Burger tricks

We had burgers last week. I have written fairly extensively about burgers on this site. My burgers continue to evolve with little tweaks here and there. Have you ever had a burger that sat on your plate for a little bit and the bottom bun got nasty and soggy? Well last week I figured out the solution to that problem. It is simple: after taking the burgers off the flame, instead of setting them on a bare plate set them on a few paper towels on a plate to cool. The paper towels will take up most of the sloppy bun creating liquid.

Other tricks:
Buy good buns and make them into garlic bread buns by wiping with butter and sprinkling with garlic salt. Either grill in a pan or set them over the fire for a few seconds until the butter melts. Alternatively you can bake them face up on a cookie sheet in the oven for a minute or so if you are doing a bunch at once.

Buy FRESH toppings. A very thin slice of red onion is a nice touch, as are fresh lettuce and thinly sliced tomato.

Experiment with different cheeses. In the photo below I used shredded cheddar to great effect.