Ultra-Smashed Burgers

Traditional smashed burgers are all about maximizing that deep, brown crust. However I discovered myself questioning, what if I had been to take this to the acute? Is there a means I might pack much more taste right into a burger? And thus, the ultra-smashed burger was born. Similar burger measurement, however twice the quantity of crisp, browned crust.

Why this recipe works:

– Smashing floor beef firmly right into a non-greased pan or griddle will increase contact factors, delivering most crust and most taste.
– We use a bench scraper or higher, a razor wallpaper scraper to scrape the burger up from the pan, ensuring to get each final little bit of tasty brown crust.
– By cooking two 2-ounce patties as a substitute of 1 Four-ounce patty, we get double the quantity of crust, whereas a slice of cheese in between the patties retains issues moist.

Notice: These burgers prepare dinner very quick, so it is best to make them separately. If making a number of burgers, maintain them heat below a tent of foil whereas making ready subsequent burgers.

1 comfortable hamburger roll, buttered and toasted
Condiments and toppings as desired, reminiscent of mayonnaise, mustard, shredded lettuce, onions, tomatoes, or pickles
Four ounces freshly floor beef chuck, divided into two 2-ounce balls
Kosher salt and freshly floor black pepper
1 slice good melting cheese, reminiscent of American or home made melting cheese slices

1. Put together burger bun by laying toppings on the underside bun. Have it close by and prepared for when your burger is cooked.

2. Preheat a big chrome steel sauté pan or skillet over excessive warmth for two minutes. Place balls of beef within the pan, and smash down with a stiff steel spatula or a clear mortaring trowel, urgent as firmly as attainable to create a skinny patty that’s wider than the bun.

three. Season generously with salt and pepper and permit to prepare dinner till well-browned and prime is starting to show pale pink/grey in spots, about 45 seconds. Utilizing a bench scraper or razor wall scraper, fastidiously scrape burger patties from pan, ensuring to get the entire browned bits.

Four. Flip patties and instantly place a slice of cheese over one patty and stack the second instantly on prime. Instantly take away from pan and switch to ready burger bun. Serve.

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