HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >

Discussion

How do you like your burger cooked?

Not temperature, but technique.

Grilled?
-Coal
-Wood
-Gas

Griddled?

Pan-fried?

Steam-fried?

Deep-fried?

Broiled?

Cast-iron skillet

Something else?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
        1. re: scubadoo97

          It's my most used method lately as well.
          It's also my favorite way to cook a steak.

      1. Ideally I like a fat patty grilled over coal to medium rare, but I enjoy a griddled thin patty too. And I won't say no to just about any burger that isn't overcooked.

        1. Meat packed loosely into a ball, then dropped onto a screaming hot cast iron griddle and smashed flat. Sprinkled with a bit of kosher salt and ground pepper. Flipped when that gorgeous crust forms on the bottom. Removed while not red, but still juicy. It's important to smash the edges of the patty really flat so that they get particularly crispy and delicious.

          1. Primarily, grilled over gas. Secondarily, seared in a CI skillet, turn and finish in hot oven.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  .....oh I thought you wrote I invented the Internet and I was going to say although so many think I'm a man- I am for sure NOT Al Gore :)))

                2. re: iL Divo

                  Its Friday and I needed a good laugh...Thanks :-)

                  1. re: iL Divo

                    Ding ding ding! Burgers are one of those things I leave to others to cook. Medium rare, please.

                      1. re: c oliver

                        No good reason, I suppose. Burgers and fries are more of a treat for me, and I'm not a fan of deep-frying at home. I love chicken fried steak, too, but have only made it at home once.

                        ETA: I don't grill, either. Had a really bad experience with it in my late 20s. I'm sure the incident is still on file with the Chicago Fire Department:)

                        1. re: KrumTx

                          Thats a shame about the bad grill experience, definetely one of the easiest and least messy ways to cook a burger.

                          1. re: Tom34

                            and some of us live in urban condos and cannot have grills.

                            1. re: hotoynoodle

                              We're heading to NYC in a few days to petsit for friends. I always have to remind myself that grilling is out. We do it so much I tend to take it for granted. But MORE than worth the trade off :)

                              1. re: hotoynoodle

                                No doubt there are cases where grilling is not feasible. I am just saying that grilling alleviates the indoor grease spatter/smell & smoke, that's all.

                                1. re: Tom34

                                  At the time, I was living with roommates in a brownstone in Chicago.

                                  Years later, I have a home with a backyard. I should try it again. Need to buy a fire extinguisher, though:)

                                  1. re: KrumTx

                                    We love to grill....both over lump charcoal in a Big Green Egg & also on the gas grill for quick last minute cooks. Food tastes much better when the house doesn't smell from cooking it.

                                    Key is to keep the grill away from the house. Most siding products don't do well with the heat that comes out the back of a grill.