May 15, 2009

Juicy Lucy

Jucy Lucy Burger
It could be said that the cheeseburger defines America along with apple pie, drive through restaurants, jazz music, baseball, skateboarding, Hollywood, the internet, Microsoft and Apple. While sometimes I feel bereft that America lacks the culture and history of Europe but then again we have our own bit of wonderful to add to the world and one bit is hamburgers! Try this decadent and delicious version.

Juicy Lucy
for 4 burgers
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
2 slices of bread (wheat or white) torn into pieces
1/3 cup of milk
dash of Worcestershire
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of granulated garlic
4 slices of American cheese folded, individually

-In a bowl add milk, salt, Worcestershire and garlic. Add bread and soak for 3 minutes or so then mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add beef and mix together gently.
-Divide meat into equal pieces. Working with one portion take off a small portion and wrap around the cheese. Then place smaller cheese wrapped meat and wrap the bigger portion of meat around the smaller portion. This helps the cheese from melting out. Gently form a patty.
-Repeat with the rest of the portions.
-Grill on the barbecue - 8 minutes a side.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your blog is seriously making me hungry. You've done a great job putting it together. Thanks!