Let's find out which meat to choose for a burger, how and on what to cook a cutlet at home and what to do with the sauce.
Burgers have firmly taken one of the leading places among dishes and are not going to give up. And yet, if it is quite logical to cook a burger in nature, is it possible to do it at home? Let's find out which meat to choose , how and on what to cook cutlet at home and what to do with the sauce.
Only 4 ingredients are enough for a burger: cutlet , cheese, sauce and bun. This is how you can achieve pure taste. If all the ingredients are of the highest quality, then the burger will be perfect and will not need any additions.
The burger bun should be airy and light. Brioche is ideal for this: it is moderately sweet and moderately salty, so it emphasizes the taste of meat , and does not interrupt it.
The cutlet for a burger should be meaty and moderately fatty. How to achieve this balance? Buy meat (lamb or beef) without veins and fat. The meat must be chilled. We will also need pure beef fat.
Cut the meat and fat into medium-sized pieces in the ratio of 70% meat to 30% fat. Salt, pepper, leave to marinate for a short time and pass through a meat grinder, alternating meat and fat. The most important thing is not to stir the minced meat and not to beat it.
Now you need to form patties : make balls that you press hard in your hands. Further formation is better to be carried out with the help of a ring. Put the meat in the ring and continue to press it there - it is best to do it with a spoon.
It is ideal to fry a cutlet over an open fire - at home, you can take an ordinary frying pan. It is better to fry the cutlet in vegetable or olive oil (not extra virgin). Fry until a crust appears on one side. Then turn over to the other side, put the cheddar cheese, cover with a lid and wait until the cheese melts.
One of the classic burger sauces consists of mayonnaise, mustard and pickles. Mix mayonnaise and mustard in a percentage ratio of 60:40, add chopped pickled cucumbers (40 g per 100 g of sauce).