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2014/05/26 21:37:03 (permalink)

The 10 Commandments of Burgers

...here they are compliments of the Iron Chef Host........
 
https://www.yahoo.com/foo...chael-85934996814.html
 
Which do you think is the most important??? Any you disagree with?????  Any missing commandments??????
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    EdSails
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/26 22:18:07 (permalink)
    It's actually not a bad list. I like the idea of his meat mix ---I love a "steak burger". . 
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/26 22:19:18 (permalink)
    The lettuce underneath....if you like/use it...makes a big difference
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 10:06:21 (permalink)
    Some I agree, some I do not. But number 8 is my number 1. MELT the cheese. Nothing I hate more then a slab of cheese that was tossed on at the very end as almost an after thought.
    post edited by fishtaco - 2014/05/27 14:13:41
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 10:19:42 (permalink)
    I totally concur with all 10 commandments. However, my own list includes number 11. Thou shall not cook thy cheeseburger past medium rare.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 10:24:12 (permalink)
    I agree with all 10, but #6 would be #1 for me.  Nothing irks me more than seeing someone flip the burger then SMASH it with the spatula.  Drives me crazy. 
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 10:48:08 (permalink)
    The word "bacon" appears zero times in the article.  Clearly that's a violation of some burger rule somewhere.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 10:59:06 (permalink)
    Rule #1 seems unrealistic for everyday cooks. First you need to find a butcher who will run a special grind for you, then you have to convince him to grind your special beef blend thru a special course grind plate. That's great if you are having a huge party, but is not happening for the 2 pounds of ground meat that I typically buy.

    Now let's consider the cost of this hamburger meat. It will be cheaper and less hassle to grill a steak.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 11:39:31 (permalink)
    I totally agree about number 6. Drives me up a wall so when we go over to the neighbors for a cook out I insist on doing the burgers. Also agree that number 1 is unrealistic for most of us.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 12:08:22 (permalink)
    Think I'll try No. 1 at my local Publix meat department and see what happens.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 12:59:28 (permalink)
    #7-----"Don't move your Protein too much"???
    I hate it when Chefs/Cooks refer to food as Impersonal "Protein" or "Starch"
    It's food, not chemicals!
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 17:30:19 (permalink)
    With all this talk of burgers we decided to have green chile cheeseburgers tonight. 
    1.  I shalt remember that size doth matter.  These shall be 10 cubits by 10 cubits.  (10 oz.)
    2.  I shalt not pack the burger tightly.
    3.  I shalt season the outside only.  (What MH does is his business)
    4.  I shalt do the thumb press. 
    5.  I shalt flip once and only once, never more than once, ever.
    6.  I shalt make sure the cheese is 100% melted.
    7.  I shalt use only the finest roasted Hatch chiles.  (Fresh roasted last summer.)
    8.  I shalt cook thus chile cheeseburgers MR, not Medium, not MW.
    9.  I shalt use only the finest thick slab of tomato to adorn thus chile cheeseburger.
    Thus endeth the parable of the green chile cheeseburger.
    Amen
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 17:51:58 (permalink)
    Amen!
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 20:22:58 (permalink)
    Hallelujah!
     
    Just checked the distance from Des Plaines to Gahanna; I can be there in six hours.  I don't want to disturb you and MH after you've gone to sleep, so just leave a couple of Burgers on the porch.  Might wanna cover 'em up so the racoons don't get to 'em.
     
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    post edited by BuddyRoadhouse - 2014/05/28 02:36:18
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 20:31:49 (permalink)
    lleechef

    With all this talk of burgers we decided to have green chile cheeseburgers tonight. 
    1.  I shalt remember that size doth matter.  These shall be 10 cubits by 10 cubits.  (10 oz.)
    2.  I shalt not pack the burger tightly.
    3.  I shalt season the outside only.  (What MH does is his business)
    4.  I shalt do the thumb press. 
    5.  I shalt flip once and only once, never more than once, ever.
    6.  I shalt make sure the cheese is 100% melted.
    7.  I shalt use only the finest roasted Hatch chiles.  (Fresh roasted last summer.)
    8.  I shalt cook thus chile cheeseburgers MR, not Medium, not MW.
    9.  I shalt use only the finest thick slab of tomato to adorn thus chile cheeseburger.
    Thus endeth the parable of the green chile cheeseburger.
    Amen

    Bless you, my child. 
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 20:47:08 (permalink)
    Not a bad list. But you don't have to do the thumb press: just flatten the burgers out more than you think you should, about an inch and a half beyond the diameter of the bun. They'll come out thick and bun sized.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 21:00:10 (permalink)
    Mosca
    Not a bad list. But you don't have to do the thumb press: just flatten the burgers out more than you think you should, about an inch and a half beyond the diameter of the bun. They'll come out thick and bun sized.

    The "Thumb Technique' is more to keep the burger flat in the middle so the condiments don't slide off. It avoids a Hump in your burger, ergo sliding condiments.
    Humpy Burgers are difficult to eat!
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 21:08:41 (permalink)
    Mosca

    Not a bad list. But you don't have to do the thumb press: just flatten the burgers out more than you think you should, about an inch and a half beyond the diameter of the bun. They'll come out thick and bun sized.

    I don't really do the thumb press.  My burgers never puff up in the middle and sure as hell don't squash them with the spatula!!!!!!!
    Buddy
    I don't go to bed until 3 or 4AM.  I'll just keep the grill fired up.  And this batch of Hatch chiles are hot!  So get started NOW!
    post edited by lleechef - 2014/05/27 21:11:53
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 22:21:29 (permalink)
    lleechef

    With all this talk of burgers we decided to have green chile cheeseburgers tonight. 
    1.  I shalt remember that size doth matter.  These shall be 10 cubits by 10 cubits.  (10 oz.)
    2.  I shalt not pack the burger tightly.
    3.  I shalt season the outside only.  (What MH does is his business)
    4.  I shalt do the thumb press. 
    5.  I shalt flip once and only once, never more than once, ever.
    6.  I shalt make sure the cheese is 100% melted.
    7.  I shalt use only the finest roasted Hatch chiles.  (Fresh roasted last summer.)
    8.  I shalt cook thus chile cheeseburgers MR, not Medium, not MW.
    9.  I shalt use only the finest thick slab of tomato to adorn thus chile cheeseburger.
    Thus endeth the parable of the green chile cheeseburger.
    Amen

     
    Uh........noah-ess....re #1.........How long can you tread water???? a cubit is bit more but 10 oz sounds mighty fine
     
    #9....it needs to be from some local stand or some really good super place And ignore MH!.........garden stuff on burgers CAN work!
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/27 22:23:24 (permalink)
    All I can say about the green chile cheeseburgers lleechef made this evening is that Bonnie would be proud of her.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/28 08:17:37 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    Mosca
    Not a bad list. But you don't have to do the thumb press: just flatten the burgers out more than you think you should, about an inch and a half beyond the diameter of the bun. They'll come out thick and bun sized.

    The "Thumb Technique' is more to keep the burger flat in the middle so the condiments don't slide off. It avoids a Hump in your burger, ergo sliding condiments.
    Humpy Burgers are difficult to eat!


    I know. Just try what I said, it works without the thumb press. Save a thumb!
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/28 13:31:33 (permalink)
    I believe a perfectly seasoned burger has salt, pepper, and granulated garlic on it before cooking.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/28 18:33:19 (permalink)
    Taking it up one notch: Everything said on the burger list but grilled over Lump Charcoal with the addition of some Mesquite. Oh yeah, Just as important for a great burger "Fresh Baked Buns" - Pretzel, Challah or Potato buns will help take your masterpiece to the next level....................."God i'm making my self hungry"  
     
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/29 09:10:26 (permalink)
    Twinwillow

    I totally concur with all 10 commandments. However, my own list includes number 11. Thou shall not cook thy cheeseburger past medium rare.

     
    I completely disagree. I don't like the mushy texture of MR. I prefer MW. Still pink but the meat has a better texture.
     
    Also, were is "Thou shalt cook a burger on a flat top or, in lieu of, a cast iron skillet."
     
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/29 09:14:16 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken

    The word "bacon" appears zero times in the article.  Clearly that's a violation of some burger rule somewhere.

    I don't really feel like bacon is a requirement on a burger but, as with most things, bacon makes it better.
     
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/29 09:46:09 (permalink)
    I also do not agree with bacon as a required addition to a burger.
    Mainly because the two textures fight each other in the mouth.
     
    I guess I'm just old fashioned. I like my MR burgers with cheese. American or Cheddar only (melted of course).
    Pickles, onions, tomatoes and lettuce are must additions for me.
     
    Nothing else but some sauce. Depending on my mood, ketchup, mustard, "special sauce", or hickory sauce.
    And sometimes, all the above.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/29 10:24:18 (permalink)
    If I want to taste bacon I'll order bacon. When I want a hamburger I don't want to taste bacon.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/29 10:38:56 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    If I want to taste bacon I'll order bacon. When I want a hamburger I don't want to taste bacon.

     
    Great minds think alike.
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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/29 10:49:08 (permalink)

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    Re:The 10 Commandments of Burgers 2014/05/29 10:57:31 (permalink)
    I'm with Twinwillow and MH on the bacon issue.  Leave it off my burger.
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