For starters, forget about burgers once and for all as the most specific attribute of urban fast food. Nowadays, the classic burger is served in fast food. In luxury restaurants, exquisitely prepared buns with minced meat can often be found even on the me
- 1 kg ground beef
- 250 g beef fat or lard
- 1 large onion
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 6 burger buns
- 4 pickled cucumbers
- 1 large tomato
- 1 red sweet onion
- lettuce or romano leaves
Prepare 'traditional American burgers' using minced meat. Peel and finely slice the onion. In a frying pan, soften the butter, add the onion, and cook for 5–7 minutes over low heat. Reduce the heat.
Grind the meat on a coarse grinder. Add onion to meat and fat, Salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly.
Divide the burger mince into 6 equal pieces and form 6 2.5 cm thick cutlets with damp hands. Refrigerate for 30 minutes on a tray lined with paper. For classic American burgers, slice the onion into thin slices and the tomato and cucumber. Cut the buns in half and brush the cut with butter. Place all the ingredients you need on the table.
Light the coals in the grill or barbecue - they should burn through well and be covered with gray ash. Otherwise, they will burn! Heat the wire rack, brush with fat. Then fry the buns on the coals from the side of the cut - literally for 10 seconds. Arrange the burgers and fry, turning every 2 minutes, until the desired degree of doneness.
To make a traditional American burger, place a leaf of lettuce on the bottom of the bread, then the burger, onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise are slathered on the top of the bun. Just before eating, close the burger.