Month: October 2014
Laura’s Steamed Mini Burgers….
Stumbling upon copy cat recipes of White Castle Sliders on the internet, i was curious to see how different “steaming” a patty was to grilling a patty. We were all taught to believe that the caramelisation from grilling adds flavor so let’s try it out. I actually tweaked the recipe a little bit, i grilled the chopped onions with salted butter and a bit of olive oil with white pepper on medium low heat for about 10 minutes. My beef patty was a mixture of chuck, brisket and lean mince with a bit of salt, pepper and paprika. I didn’t take any pictures but i shaped it into little squares and froze it (30 mins) with holes poked into it like white castle. I used 2 types of bread, a soft buttery bread and a hot dog bun cut into squares. In goes the bread in the mini oven and i placed the beef patties on the onion, and steamed fried it for 2 – 3 mins on each side and assembled it with a little dijon mustard and kewpie mayo. I like lettuce, tomato and a pickle on my mini burger so thats how i assembled mine. The buttery buns were my favorite although the bread was really soft and squishy… I think it depends on people’s tastes. The beef was juicy and flavorful, i think the best is to find a good butcher, choose the cuts of meat and ask them to mince it for you… Yum! It was juicy without being too oily, at first i was a bit frightened with all the fat chunks in the meat but it made the beef nice and juicy. Small Burgers are easy to eat and it doesn’t go cold before you finish it. Plus you can change the dressings and veggies with every one you eat!
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