Making a hamburger isn't that hard, especially if you just grab a bunch of pre-made ingredients from the supermarket. Unfortunately, home burgers never quite taste the same as the ones from your local fish-and-chip shop. Well, it's a good thing cook John deCaux is here to show us how it's done.
According to deCaux from Free to Cook, here are the ingredients you'll need if you want to make it from scratch:
- Chuck beef
- Salt and pepper
- Tomato chutney
- Burger bun
The secret is making the patties yourself, instead of buying off-the-shelf mince or pre-made patties. For that, you'll need chuck steak and a grinder, which isn't standard kitchen gear, but, if you want the best, you might have to make an investment or two.
Another step that amateur burger-makers forget is melting the cheese on the patty while it's cooking, as well as buttering and toasting the buns. I've never been a fan of pineapple's savoury uses, but I guess it wouldn't be Australian without a slice of fruit in there somewhere (tomato excluded, of course).
Even if you can't make the mince yourself, the video does have a few tips to help you out with your next homemade burger endeavour.