Yes, I know I said I was going to Blog about Food on Friday's but what's a farm girl to do when her husband plops a package of frozen hamburger on the counter shortly after breakfast & states he would like a" juicy" burger for dinner? While the meat thawed I spent part of my morning looking through cookbooks for something "special" to do with this request. Coming to the conclusion that all he wants is a nothing special burger except it must be "juicy"I marked a few pages for future reference, in various cookbooks and returned them to the shelf. With, no recipe required I stared at the thawed raw ground mass of beef, pondered over simple spices, sprinkled it with a mesquite pepper, reached in my spice cupboard for "Emerils' Essence" which I had prepared a month ago from his recipe given on the Food Network. I love the stuff, & sprinkled heavily I must admit. I formed two rather large 1/2 lb patties and as an after thought gingerly dusted each with garlic powder, covered these with a sheet of saran wrap & waited for the "hubby chef" to fire up the grill... the first challenge I could see (because I hate huge burgers that you cannot get your mouth around and thought I had really screwed up in building of the designer juicy burger).. knowing full well the "Juicy" part would be dripping down the front of my shirt, but to my surprise the fresh and soft Kaiser rolls I purchased for deli sandwiches was the perfect touch. I laced my burger with tomatoe, lettuce, sliced dill pickles, and the chef had toasted the "bun with the cheddar cheese to perfection. The only condiment needed was a spread of mayonaise, and ketchup. I was truely amazed at the creation, it was indeed juicy and squished down (when patted) to a perfect size to put in my pie hole.. Yummy! So my dear readers, I do plan on a bit more creative palate pleasers come Friday, but this burger was darn good and the bun was very light and flakey. Bon Apetite!
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