My Perfect Burger

I was asked a while ago by a fellow blogger, what my perfect burger was….

Well I can finally reveal it…..

Some of the ingredients are going to be controversial, some that I have left out too, but a burger can be an individual statement, and this is mine.

Handmade Abeerdeen Angus burgers, made by my own fair hand, sandwiched together with a slice of pungent Stinking Bishop cheese in the middle, with the edges squeezed together. I then press some finely diced onion on to one side so it caramelises. Onion on the inside doesn’t cook properly and stays crunchy.

Cook in a dry medium hot griddle pan on both sides, until the meat and onions are caramelised, and cook to preference, I like mine medium/well done, with just the slightest blush of pink, but cook as you will, the cheese will keep it moist inside.

Layer up on a lightly toasted burger bun, again, my choice would be brown with sesame seeds. A smear of good BBQ sauce, then the juicy oozing burger, a sliced pickle, some garlic mayo, a smattering of rocket, and pop the top of the bun on. The Stinking Bishop adds a wonderful creamy savouriness and gives the burger a juicy extra beefy hit.

I enjoyed mine with some further pickles, and an ice cold American Lager.

So tell me what is your perfect burger??

8 responses to this post.

  1. I’d like a BIG bite 🙂

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  2. Looking good yet again Marcus.

    You know me mate, love a good burger, like you the meat has to be good, I go with ground chuck steak, mixed with blobs of bone marrow to add flavour and juiciness, seasoned just before it hits the griddle, cooked until the internal temp hit’s 55/60C, melt some cheese on top, nice even squirt of ketchup and american mustard (got to be French’s) with iceberg lettuce and grated gherkin all mounted on a white seeded bun, slighted toasted, also with a yank beer, Goose Island or a Brooklyn Summer Ale. Damn I’am hungry now.

    PS where did you get that Lone Star? Been meaning to try that for a while.

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    • Cheers mate, I knew you’d like this one! bone marrow definately a good move. Your burger sounds fantastic too. That’s the great thing with them, they are so personal.
      I got the Lone Star from a local deli in Aberdeen, saw it, and grabbed it! Knew it would go well with my creation.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  3. Posted by Jenny Eatwell on August 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I’ve never been keen on burgers, for the simple reason that the meat is very often substandard. However, yours – I’m almost lost for words. The meat looks out of this world and the addition of stinking bishop is just genius. I can’t quite get over the fact that you’re male and you would prefer a BROWN bun – kudos to you for that, and also that you’d include rocket in it – many kudos to you for that, too! My menfolk would do well to realise that not every male of the species would opt for a mangy white floppy disgusting tasteless bun and shun all things green. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for your comments Jenny. I just find most white bread pappy and horrible, maybe a sourdough roll would be good too. I do like a little rocket, just adds a little peppery note, though I was thinking maybe a squeeze of mustard would take this even higher.
      Stuffing burgers like this is fab, would work well with brie or a blue cheese too, though this one was perfect for me.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  4. I’m not really a burger person and would prefer the texture of good steak to good steak turned into a burger. However, your melting Stinking Bishop combo with garlic mayonnaise and those pickles does look good 😉

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    • Thanks MD, I like a good burger, but has to be good, I made these myself at the sausage making course I went on recently, so I knew they were good. Steaks are gerat too though 🙂
      Cheers
      Marcus

      Reply

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