Well, it's the first official long weekend of summer and of course in typical Canadian fashion the weather stinks but that didn't stop me from getting hubby to fire up the grill! I NEVER buy pre-made hamburgers, or what I refer to as "sawdust" burgers or "hockey pucks"; I'm sorry but they are the most flavourless things I've ever had in my life and when they come off the barbecue most times they resemble in both flavour and appearance a piece of cardboard. Okay, that's enough ranting for one post :) Needless to say, I make my own burgers and today I was feeling adventurous and I needed an excuse to use my fancy new mandolin so to accompany my burgers I made home made potato chips. The weather may not be cooperating but DH still enjoyed his homemade burger and potato chips!
Hamburgers with Garlic Butter
Serves 8-10 (depending on how big you want your burger)
3 pounds of lean ground beef
3 tablespoons HP Steak Sauce
6 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoons black pepper
4 tablespoons garlic butter
-In a large bowl gently mix the ground beef, steak sauce, egg yolks, salt and pepper.
-Form hamburgers into patties.
-Press a thin slice of garlic butter into the top of each hamburger, making sure the meat entirely encases the butter.
-Refrigerate formed burgers for 30 minutes before grilling.
8 beautiful burgers ready for the grill:
3 large russet potatoes
3 litres of Canola Oil
Kosher salt to taste
-Scrub potatoes but do not peel.
-Thinly slice potato (a mandolin works great for this).
-Heat oil in large heavy bottomed stock pot to 375 degrees.
-Add sliced potatoes in batches to oil and fry a couple minutes or until nicely browned.
-Once chips are golden brown, remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain excess oil on paper towels.
-Season hot chips with kosher salt to taste.