TOP TIPS FOR THE PERFECT BURGER

On Thursday, August 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

If you follow these simple tips and tricks on how to prepare and cook your burgers your guests will be amazed with the perfect moist, tasty and delicious
burgers you whip up.

  • Don’t overwork the meat!

We always advise that if you want the perfect burger that you should never over work your meat. If you over work the meat and mix it with the ingredients
together too much, it will make your burger extra tough.

  • Don’t Press down on the Burgers While they are cooking.

Don’t even be tempted! Many people commonly make this mistake and have no idea that it can destroy a perfect burger! By pressing down on the burger whilst
it is cooking all the juices and tastiness will drop off into the BBQ and you will be left with a bland, tough burger. Also, handle the burgers as
little as possible when cooking to prevent more juices from coming out.

  • Keep the meet cold before cooking.

You should always keep your burgers cold before cooking them. By doing this it will prevent the fat inside the burger from melting, therefore preventing
the burger from being tough. Also, if you are adding other ingredients into the mixture, make sure that they are also chilled before adding to the
meat.

  • Always season your burger.

By using salt and pepper on your burger it will bring out all the flavours. However, only add salt and pepper just before you are about to cook it as the
salt could melt the fat in the burger and make it tough if it is added to early.

  • Add a small square of butter on top of the burger.

If you add some butter on top of the burger before cooking it will melt into the meat, making the burger moist, tasty and delicious, for all your guests
to enjoy.

  • Add ice cold water to the meat mixture.

When you add ice cold water to the mixture of the meat and the ingredients to help them all stick together and make your burger extra moist.

  • Make a dimple in the middle of the burger before cooking.

You should a small dimple or dent in the middle of the burger patty. This will prevent the burger from cooking into a ball shape and making it impossible
to hold it together and eat it in a bun, making a huge mess! By making a small dimple your burger will stay evenly proportioned whilst it is cooking

  • Wet your hands before handling the meat.

The reason you should do this is because the meat will stick to your hands and not form the perfect burger shape you are hoping for. When you wet your
hands the meat will not stick, allowing the burgers looking delicious and perfectly rounded.

  • Use an extremely hot grill.

If you use a super-hot grill when cooking your burgers it won’t take all the moisture from inside the burger and they will be cooked to perfection. If
you are cooking with a gas grill, keep the lid on whilst cooking. However, with a charcoal grill, cook your burgers with the lid off.

  • Clean Your Grill before cooking.

Before cooking your burger you must always clean your grill properly. This will prevent the burgers from sticking to the grill and falling apart. Once
you have cleaned your grill to help prevent further sticking you should grease it using a paper towel or pastry brush dipped in oil.

  • Consider the Bun size when making your burger!

You have to consider the size of the bun before making your burger as you need a good even ratio between the amount of meat and the bread.

  • Only flip it once.

You have to be patient when cooking burgers and one of the main tips to follow is to only flip it on the grill once. If you want your burger to be full
of flavour it has to be caramelised along the outside and flipping it too much could prevent this. Flipping the burger too much can also make the juices
fall out and take more moisture out of the burger.

  • Use the correct meat.

You need to make sure not to use extra lean beef mince, as you need a good amount of fat in the mixture to make the burgers moist and stop them from drying
out whilst they are being cooked.

Hopefully these tips will help you cook up some great burgers for your event! However, if you don’t feel like making burgers anytime soon, then why not
try our catering services for your upcoming event and we will supply all the delicious burgers you will ever need, as well as a wide variety of other
foods.

 


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