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Burger Quest: bun

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Every burger has to go on something and traditionally that means a bun.  Bread is out simply because it gets soggy and you can’t handle the burger anymore, and there is no way to eat a burger other than picking it up!  Yes I’ve seen people eat a burger with a knife and fork but we all know that’s just deviant behaviour. For the ultimate burger experience I like a bun that fits the patty nicely, isn’t too soft as to squish up and doesn’t get soggy and has sesame…read more

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Burger Quest: cheese

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I can’t imagine a hamburger without cheese, so I guess it’s cheeseburgers only for me.  Over the years I’ve tried dozens of types of cheese on my burgers and have come to a conclusion: nothing gives a mighty cheese flavour like processed cheese slices or “American” cheese. Gourmet burger recipes call for sharp cheddar, gorgonzola and any number of strong cheeses for the simple reason that you need a bold flavour to just be able to taste the cheese, and still you need a whole lot of it.  Processed cheese…read more

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Burger Quest: prep and cook

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For any burger fan it comes down to grill or fry.  I enjoy both and like to change it up now and again.  For either technique you want the same thing: a nice crust on the outside and a juicy center: pretty much the same thing as steak. Which leads to patty formation and what actually works.  I’ve tried leaving the meat loose and barely forming the patty but that leads to the burger being so loose when you eat it there’s no cohesive mouth feel.  That doesn’t mean go…read more

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