Well who doesn't love a burger? Our life has pretty much been dotted with multiple burger experiences that have been memorable. There was the Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Putney, London, the fish burger from Rainworth Seafoods in Brisbane, The Bottle O Milk burgers in Lorne, Victoria, The Galley Diner, our local here in Daylesford...I even order them from Room Service when we get to stay at a nice hotel, and always with fat chips and aioli on the side!
So it's not hard to imagine that the burger is King in our house (no bun intended), and is now a regular on our weekly menu, but I have to admit we keep it pretty simple and healthily lean! So when I spotted this recipe from Jamie Oliver's new book, Comfort Food, after looking for cookbooks on our Shop Saturday, it didn't take much bending of the arm to get me to try it out.
Now I won't lie, after I laid out all the bottles I initially baulked at starting, thinking this is ludicrous for a burger! But I promise you, it's like cooking Asian food, it's all in the preparation and only takes 5 minutes to actually cook. So please press on, it's sooooo worth it!
See, all prepped and ready to go! The 'slaw' is so good, just enough kick to make it different from the rest and the mustard basting marinade is the key! Now I couldn't get my hands on Red Leicester cheese or Chipotle sauce from my local, so I just exchanged for a strong welsh cheddar and a little chilli and smoky bbq sauce mix would get me close (sorry Jamie). Come on, Leicester, Worcester, Wales they're pretty close aren't they?!
Now I don't know about you, but there's something sickeningly satisfying about all the bubbling juices, spitting bacon fat and melty cheese that seem to be telling me this is going to be good and making my heart stop at the same time. Oh my, this would be the best hangover remedy or post beach visit dinner or pub tucker or footy watching treat or...midweek lunch?
Ok Mr.J.Oliver, you've done it again! The insanity burger is truly insane and surprisingly not greasy, which I found hard to believe, but my chin can attest there was no fat runoff racing to ruin my precious frenchy tee. And THAT slaw is amazing, beef was juicy, gerkins and onions just the right kind of sweet and sour, I loved it!
So if you're up for trying out a truly amazing home made burger, especially if you're wanting to show off (don't we all want to be masterchefs secretly?), this is the one! So click away below and be directed to the always yummy Jamie Oliver. Whoops I mean his recipes...or did I?
Do you love Burgers too? Tell us where you've had your best burger experience, and I mean it when I say I'd LOVE to know.