Sunday, September 19, 2010
This one comes out of Better Homes and Gardens, January 1998.
The article is titled Burgers Go Multicultural an the idea is to start with a Basic Burger recipe and then dress it up differently. The choices are: Middle East Burger, Korean Kimchee Burger, French Burger, and Greek Burger.
I made the French Burger tonight
Here is the Basic Burger Recipe:
1 beaten eg
3.4 cup soft bread crumbs
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients and shape into four 3/4 inche thick patties. Broil 3 -4 inches from heat for 12-14 minutes.
Now here is the French upgrade:
add 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons drained capers
snipped fresh tarragon
Top with more blue chees if desired, serve on a toasted sour dough bread.
I ended up topping them with a blue cheese chive spread I whipped up and served with sweet potatoe fries with a curry lime dipping sauce.
Chief Commentator: Fantastic. He would skip extra cheese spread on the bread, because (and maybe it was the kind I used) blue cheese in side was strong enough and carried through nicely.
"definately one of the better burgers I've had in a long time, and it's not your ordinary burger" The capers also alleviated the need for pickle, with the tang and salt.