anybody remember the kfc canadian burger?
Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC Hamburger from the 1960's
In the mid to late 1960's The Colonel sold hamburgers.
I remember buying them at KFC's in northern and southern California.
It was a single patty burger between griddle toasted hamburger buns.
Condiments included slices of fresh tomato, white onions sliced into thin rings,
a leaf of iceberg lettuce and Thousand Island dressing. You could order french
fries on the side.
1 pound lean ground beef
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
6 plain hamburger buns - toasted on the griddle
1/3 to 1/2 cup of Thousand Island Dressing (recipe below)
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
6 leaves of iceberg lettuce, large pieces torn to fit bun (not chopped)
1 medium white onion, sliced into thin separated rings
Preheat a frying pan over medium heat on stove top.
Divide the 1 pound of ground beef into six even portions. Form into patties the size of the bun.
Lightly salt and pepper each patty and cook for 2 or 3 minutes on the first side.
Flip the patties over and cook for an additional 2 or 3 minutes until a meat
thermometer reads 165 degrees F in the center of each hamburger patty.
After cooking the hamburgers, remove excess fat from pan and lightly toast the top and bottom
buns on the skillet.
Here's how to assemble a KFC Burger:
Spread a tablespoon or two of Thousand Island dressing on bottom toasted bun.
Place a tomato slice or two on bottom bun.
Add iceberg lettuce leaves on top of tomato slices.
Place cooked hamburger patty on lettuce leaves.
Top with a couple of rings of sliced white onions.
Cover with toasted top bun.
Repeat 5 more times.
Makes 6 KFC Hamburgers.
Thousand Island Dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 1/2 tsp distilled white vinegar
2 tsp Confectioners' sugar
1 tsp Sweet Pickle Relish
1 tsp finely minced white onion
dash of salt and black pepper to taste
Stir all ingrediants together. Mix well.
Makes about 1/3 cup of Thousand Island Dressing.
I remember KFC selling regular char-broiled type burgers in northern California (San Jose) in about 1965, when I was a child. I remember they were served on a regular bun with lettuce and thousand island dressing (dressing contained sweet relish and diced onions). They stopped offering them shortly after that.