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Monday, May 29, 2017
Smashburgers at home
Great burgers are all the rage thanks to Smashburger, In
& Out, Fuddruckers, and the list goes on and on. Here is a simple and great
way to do smashburgers at home. One of the big keys is have everything fresh,
First up get some fresh ground angus 80/20 and you can
season with just salt and pepper. However my fav is to use a little garlic
powder and some Montreal steak seasoning.
Ball the ground beef loosely into a meatball, cover and refrigerate
until it is time to cook. These burgers cook fast so be sure to have everything
“Animal Style” is off the secret menu at In & out Burger
and it is a nice trick. Simply take yellow mustard and cook it on the burger. I
like to put it under the cheese, it makes a lot less mess and melds with the
cheese perfectly. Also some sautéed onions. I use red onions with a bourbon BBQ
sauce it is really does a good job. Delicious.
Either make or buy fresh buns, I use onion buns and it is
I use a cast iron skillet for the burgers, heat up to medium
Now for the smashing!!
This technique is very effective because what it does is
sear one side of the patty with a nice caramelization and helps to maintain the
juice and flavor. It really does work
BBQ Bourbon onions
Put your meat balls onto a piece of parchment paper and then
place it in the skillet meatball side down. Then very quickly use the bottom of
a small pan or skillet and smash the ball so it makes a nice uniform pattie.
HOLD THE PAN DOWN FOR 10 to 20 seconds. Then remove the pan and parchment paper.
Cook for only a couple of minutes, then flip and add the mustard, cheese, and
Cook for another minute or so and you are done.
Always pre-sear your buns and keep them warm and have
everything else ready to plate.
There are many ways to do burgers, Smashburgers may beone of
the tastiest ways to go simply because this method retains most of the juice
from the burger adding flavor.