Favorite Burger Toppings?
I think it's important to designate the place the toppings go also..
My current favorite:
(From top down)
Cheddar cheese (melted)
I'm putting together a photo gallery post on burger toppings and would appreciate ideas.
I'd like to do a post of photos of the results, similar to this piece: http://www.chow.com/food-news/110142/...
Chris photographer of Chow
I love cutting up cabbage nice and thin, then adding mayo, ketchup and sriracha. Mix it all up and you have a delicious burger topping :D
I love the following, but not all on the same burger: sliced avocado (I'm a California girl), jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, grilled onion. I always have tomato, lettuce, dill pickles, mayo, and ketchup.
My favorite type of bun, however, is a soft french roll that's slightly crisp from being on the griddle. Weird, but I love it!
I'm pretty standard, if not really traditional. Ketchup; chunky blue-cheese dressing; thinly-sliced Vidalia, red, or other sweet onion; spicy-hot dill pickle chips; fresh lettuce or baby arugula. Can't remember the last time I variated from that.
The rest of my family's vegetarian, so I never make burgers at home any more. But when I did - mayonnaise and ketchup, a little thinly sliced sweet onion, and a layer of crisp potato chips was very very pleasing. All the other toppings on this post sound nice, too. Ah, life atop the food chain....
re: helmut fig newton
Thanks. I use to buy the chorizo from the store and knew it wasn't healthy. Now I can have chorizo without guilt.
This is just a basic Thousand Island Dressing (I think it originally came from one of Todd Wilbur's Top Secret recipe books).
Thousand Island Dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 1/2 tsp distilled white vinegar
2 tsp Confectioners' sugar (for quicker mixing or granulated 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.
It's best to store in the fridge for a few hours to
develop flavors before using, but you can use right away.
Makes about 1/3 cup of Thousand Island Dressing.
I just remembered two other burgers I like. The Banzai burger (pineapple slices) and the California burger (guacamole) both from Red Robbin.
Hickory BBQ sauce is another one I like on a burger. I use homemade. Here's that recipe:
Homemade Hickory Barbecue Sauce
1 cup Heinz Ketchup
6 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons Distilled White Vinegar
1 tablespoon French's Yellow Mustard
3 tablespoons finely minced yellow onion
4 teaspoons Wrights or Colgin Hickory Flavor Liquid Smoke
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco or Crystal Red Pepper Hot Sauce
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Granulated White Sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
Makes 2 cups of sauce.
Combine all ingredients in a 2-qt sauce pan. Mix well.
Simmer over very low heat for 15-minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens.