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NYNM

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Dumb hamburger questions.... Sun, 08/28/05 5:56 PM (permalink)
I just thought of 2 dumb hamburger questions. However I am serious now because after I made them up I realized I don't know the answers.
So, two points for each...

1. Where did we get the name hamburger? Does it come from Hamburg? Why ?
2. Has anyone had a hamburger made from ham? What is it called?
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Dumb hamburger questions.... Sun, 08/28/05 6:30 PM (permalink)
    One theory is that the Hamburger got its name from the German immigrants who brought along their favorite foods. What was known as a Hamburger steak was chopped meat formed into a single piece and cooked like any other cut of beef. Considering that one of the major ports in Europe was Hamburg, and considering that many German immigramnts shipped from there, that's supposed to be how it got the name.

    As to a ham hamburger, I've never seen one. I have seen ham patties, though.
     
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      carlton pierre

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      RE: Dumb hamburger questions.... Sun, 08/28/05 8:55 PM (permalink)
       
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        NYNM

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        RE: Dumb hamburger questions.... Sun, 08/28/05 10:12 PM (permalink)
        Thanks guys so far! The What's Cooking America website is a find!
         
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          Ort. Carlton.

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          RE: Dumb hamburger questions.... Sun, 08/28/05 11:00 PM (permalink)
          NYNM,
          The answer to question # 2 is simple: this is a ground ham sandwich. I've actually noted this on menus when I was on the road, but I can't remember where at the moment.
          If a person took ham and ground it well and cooked it on a grill like they would a hamburger, it would probably be pretty tasty. Gee! - Maybe we're starting a new trend here!
          Getting Hungrily, Ort. Carlton in Ground Zero Athens, Georgia.
           
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            NYNM

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            RE: Dumb hamburger questions.... Sun, 08/28/05 11:15 PM (permalink)
            Ya know, I kinda thought ham - burgers would be good, too. Maybe we can both try them.

            I made a veal - burger for lunch today which was delicious - ground veal which I grilled with herbs and a smidgen of sundried tomato sauce ooh-la-la!
             
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              phatues

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              RE: Dumb hamburger questions.... Thu, 09/8/05 2:08 PM (permalink)
              question #2
              the loveless cafe in nashville makes
              it's sausage from the trimmings of the
              country hams they smoke themselves.
              it is a patty sausage, and technically
              not a hamburger. but it is a HAM-burger,
              and a right tasty one indeed!
               
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                PaulBPool

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                RE: Dumb hamburger questions.... Thu, 09/8/05 2:22 PM (permalink)
                Ground Ham....My mom used to make stuffed peppers - but she didn't use ground beef, she used ham! It was a great leftover meal, when she cooked a ham, a day or two later, she'd put the ham in her meat grinder, give it a rough chop grind, season it a little, then put it in halved green peppers, topped with a dollop or two of ketchup. Into a baking pan with a little water in the bottom, then into the oven. Baked until the top was crispy and brown, they were (and still are) the BEST stuffed peppers I've ever had! I've made this dish myself a few times, and it is honestly so much better than the typical rice/ground beef versions that most cookbooks have. Thanks Mom!
                 
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