**Offical** Burger appreciation thread Page 19

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  • Load_2.0 15 Jul 2013 11:41:13 19,268 posts
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    Hopefully my search for larger and not completely shit burger buns is now over.

    The ones they have in Sainsburys and Tesco's are awful. Cheap and completely unable to support anything other than the most basic burger.

    Whipping in to the M&s tonight, combined with my new rolling pin on Burger technique I should be able to produce something halfay decent.
  • nickthegun 15 Jul 2013 11:44:34 59,908 posts
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    Yeah, im going to call in tonight and get all up in that shit.

    Im thinking gouda, gherkin and sweated onion.

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  • nickthegun 15 Jul 2013 11:45:27 59,908 posts
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    Goddamn this thread..

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  • President_Weasel 15 Jul 2013 11:46:26 9,302 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    Five Guys has a couple things going for it, imo:

    1) The portion sizes for your money are more than adequate. My wife and I were more than full with 2 single-patty burgs and 1 order or regular fries - and I can normally eat that much by myself.

    2) As mentioned earlier, the soda machine! Although, I've seen those appearing at other restaurants recently.

    3) Free peanuts.

    It's good, but not great. There's a mom-and-pop burger shop down the street that puts FG to shame, so I rarely go out of my way for it.
    Which mom and pop burger place?
    I am not stalking you, but if it's anywhere near Hammersmith and Fulham I'd be interested to know where it is so I can get burgers.
  • Load_2.0 15 Jul 2013 11:49:43 19,268 posts
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    Me I am going for M+S Bun.

    Sainsburies Ultimate steak burger (rolled flatter with a gladwrap and a wine bottle)
    Sainsburies Burger Sauce
    Processed Cheese slice
    Dash of soft blue cheese
    Fried Onions
    Diced raw Onions
    A dash of mustard
    Shredded Lettuce
    Maybe bacon maybe not.
  • Load_2.0 15 Jul 2013 11:50:22 19,268 posts
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    Oh and sliced gherkins.
  • nickthegun 15 Jul 2013 11:51:33 59,908 posts
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    My burger will be home made because thats how I roll.

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  • smoothpete 15 Jul 2013 12:07:29 31,506 posts
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    I posted these on facebook but BEHOLD what I made (and ate) yesterday

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/smoothpete/58113_10153031146245327_275891176_n_zps64ed1a43.jpg?t=1373886309

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/smoothpete/1013162_10153031145840327_1916986903_n_zps60d22b39.jpg?t=1373886309
  • evilashchris 15 Jul 2013 12:15:04 6,999 posts
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    I'm fucking starving now >:C

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  • nickthegun 15 Jul 2013 12:18:19 59,908 posts
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    I might try pulled BBQ chicken or some shit tonight to try and stave off a coronary.

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  • Mr-Brett 15 Jul 2013 12:23:52 12,787 posts
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    A burger between two toasties? pete you're a fucking deviant! :)

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  • monkehhh 15 Jul 2013 15:18:53 3,313 posts
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    Might pay M&S a visit tonight.. think they'll be trying to explain a Monday night spike in brioche sales.
  • wobbly_Bob 15 Jul 2013 17:54:41 1,747 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I posted these on facebook but BEHOLD what I made (and ate) yesterday

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/smoothpete/58113_10153031146245327_275891176_n_zps64ed1a43.jpg?t=1373886309

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/smoothpete/1013162_10153031145840327_1916986903_n_zps60d22b39.jpg?t=1373886309
    Not sure about the second, but you get points for sheer crazy :-D The second one is awesome looking! what does thatbad boy consist of?

    For those wondering about buns, I often use Warburtons sliced white rolls. In and Out used them when they did a pop up here so that should be a pretty good endorsement. They hold up well and have great texture.
  • monkehhh 15 Jul 2013 19:41:45 3,313 posts
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    Couldn't find the brioche rolls at first so I picked up a brioche loaf.. then I found them. I now have a house full of brioche. Off to make some burgers!
  • monkehhh 15 Jul 2013 20:26:25 3,313 posts
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    Tonight's..

    Brioche bun top
    Ketchup
    Pickles
    Cheese
    Burger
    Tomato
    Red onion
    Garlic mayo
    Brioche bun bottom

    .. ugggggh, simple and tasty! Let the onion, tomato and pickle warm up in the pan while the burgers were cooling. Really enjoyed the bun too, though it did give way pretty easily.

    Edit - burger was an M+S Aberdeen Angus steak burger, I basically just pick whatever has the highest fat content without loads of added crap.

    Edited by monkehhh at 20:27:33 15-07-2013
  • wobbly_Bob 16 Jul 2013 07:13:35 1,747 posts
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    @monkehhh - the what cheese did you go for?
  • Deleted user 16 July 2013 07:16:25
    Reading this thread so early in the day makes me far too ravenous to sate my carnivorous leanings.

    /rolls ciggie, makes another cuppa, dreams of breakfast burgers :(
  • monkehhh 16 Jul 2013 07:29:50 3,313 posts
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    @wobbly_Bob Jarlsberg I think.. seem to always have slices of it in the fridge.
  • Load_2.0 16 Jul 2013 09:34:11 19,268 posts
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    I also made tasty burgers but I still need bigger buns! (Matron)
  • smoothpete 16 Jul 2013 09:47:00 31,506 posts
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    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    I posted these on facebook but BEHOLD what I made (and ate) yesterday

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/smoothpete/58113_10153031146245327_275891176_n_zps64ed1a43.jpg?t=1373886309

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/smoothpete/1013162_10153031145840327_1916986903_n_zps60d22b39.jpg?t=1373886309
    Not sure about the second, but you get points for sheer crazy :-D The second one is awesome looking! what does thatbad boy consist of?
    It's two brioche ham and cheap cheese slice sandwiches, very gently toasted in a frying pan, with english mustard and tons of gorgonzola on the burger. Brioche is a fucker to toast as the butter and sugar content makes it burn super quick. It was fabulous.

    The other one is nachos and chipotle salsa with some soured cream and stuff
  • nickthegun 16 Jul 2013 09:51:26 59,908 posts
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    The mrs earmarked the mince for a chili, so I cooked this:

    http://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/landing/home.shtml#/product/910001024349

    Shredded it and put it in the aforementioned brioche with a slice of gouda.

    It was mighty.

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  • Mageme 16 Jul 2013 09:59:53 2,015 posts
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    I'm certainly not as dedicated as folks here but I did make a toasted brioche sandwich containing a thick chorizo burger, cheese and chllii tomato relish at the weekend. Have to say brioche with burger goes surprisingly well! Might be a convert!

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  • wobbly_Bob 16 Jul 2013 10:02:08 1,747 posts
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    @Mageme it really does. Before I tried it I was pretty sure it wouldn't be good bit now I'm totally converted.
  • smoothpete 16 Jul 2013 10:05:05 31,506 posts
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    Yeah I'm with you on the brioche thing too. It's the sweetness vs saltiness thing I think
  • nickthegun 16 Jul 2013 10:08:54 59,908 posts
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    If nothing else, its the only bready thing powerful enough to contain the heft of a properly fixed burger.

    A sesame seed bun just self destructs on the third bite and you dont want to eat it with a knife and fork like some sex offender.

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  • smoothpete 16 Jul 2013 11:14:34 31,506 posts
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    £210,000 Burger

    "The burger is created from around 20,000 strips of muscle tissue which are grown in a jelly-like “growth medium” from beef stem cells."

    Mmmm stem cells....
  • wobbly_Bob 16 Jul 2013 13:05:00 1,747 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:

    A sesame seed bun just self destructs on the third bite and you dont want to eat it with a knife and fork like some sex offender.
    It's so weird when you see people eating a burger with a knife and fork. It should be a crime punishable by horse whipping them through the streets while they have to eat a burger with their hands and feet of napkin. Maybe not the napkin part, bit harsh.

    Seriously though, Come on its a sandwich. Would you eat a sandwich with cutlery? Toasted cheese sandwich with a knife and fork? It's ludicrous and looks silly. It's designed to be eaten with hands and what's more it's part of the experience.

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 13:05:22 16-07-2013
  • wobbly_Bob 16 Jul 2013 13:07:14 1,747 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    The mrs earmarked the mince for a chili, so I cooked this:

    http://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/landing/home.shtml#/product/910001024349

    Shredded it and put it in the aforementioned brioche with a slice of gouda.

    It was mighty.
    That link just takes me to add a home page :)
  • Petulant_Radish 16 Jul 2013 13:32:14 606 posts
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    Yeah I want to know what that was too!
  • SirDespard 16 Jul 2013 13:44:35 122 posts
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    Did a good one last night, 500g steak mince, 1 tbsp Worcester Sauce, 1 tbsp Soy Sauce, half a beaten egg (tho' not sure it needed it), 75 g crumbled feta, half a packet of chopped parsley, 1 chopped chilli. Had with lettuce and tomato in a fluffy roll (our Tesco is useless on the Brioche bun front, must try M+S). Not as classy as some of your offerings but pretty tasty.
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