- 1 How do you make a good burger at home?
- 2 What can I use to hold hamburger patties together?
- 3 Should you put egg in hamburgers?
- 4 How do you make burgers juicy?
- 5 Why put a thumbprint in a burger?
- 6 How do you make a hamburger in 5 steps?
- 7 How do you bind hamburger patties without eggs?
- 8 Are breadcrumbs necessary for burgers?
- 9 How much egg do you put in a burger?
- 10 How do you bind burgers?
How do you make a good burger at home?
Here are the chef’s tips to turning out the ultimate, show-stopping burger:
- Use 80/20 ground chuck.
- Make a thumbprint in the middle of the patty.
- Season with salt and pepper ONLY.
- Use canola oil, cast iron and high heat.
- Flip once.
- Get the temperature just right.
- Don’t be afraid to mix cheeses.
- Use a squishy bun.
What can I use to hold hamburger patties together?
Add Egg If Necessary If you’re totally paranoid, try mixing some egg into your patties. This will make the patties stickier when they’re cold. As the egg cooks, it’ll work as an additional binding agent and hold the burger together.
Should you put egg in hamburgers?
If you ‘re making your own hamburger patties, adding egg to hamburger meat can help hold the meat together for easier cooking. Without the proper binder, the burgers may fall apart in the pan or on the grill.
How do you make burgers juicy?
If you want a juicy hamburger, it helps to restore some of that lost moisture. The easiest way is to add water or some other liquid to the burger mixture. We’ve found that 2 to 3 tablespoons of ice-cold water mixed into a pound of ground beef greatly increases the juiciness of grilled burgers.
Why put a thumbprint in a burger?
To ensure that the meat cooks evenly, make a thumbprint indentation into each patty before it goes on the grill. The indentation helps the patty hold its shape—rather than swelling—as it shrinks during cooking.
How do you make a hamburger in 5 steps?
How to Make Any Burger in 5 Steps
- Dump your ground meat into a bowl. (We go for ground meat with around 20% fat.)
- Shape your burgers into patties, using your thumb to make an indentation in the center; this will keep the burgers from puffing up.
- Oil your grill or a cast-iron pan, and grill or sear those patties.
How do you bind hamburger patties without eggs?
My secret to binding burgers without egg and other fillers is chia seeds. I’ve used chia seeds a lot in sweet style recipes but this was the first addition to a savoury style meal and I can tell you they make the best burger, there is no turning back once you try them I reckon. Chia seeds work as a great egg replacer.
Whether to add breadcrumbs or not is entirely a textural decision if you’re making burgers yourself. It’s a good way to “stretch” the meat so you get more patties per kilo of actual meat, but that’s a commercial reason to add breadcrumbs, not a culinary one.
How much egg do you put in a burger?
- 1 pound ground lean (7% fat) beef.
- 1 large egg.
- ½ cup minced onion.
- ¼ cup fine dried bread crumbs.
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire.
- 1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced.
- About 1/2 teaspoon salt.
- About 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
How do you bind burgers?
Bind it. If you’re going for a leaner meat or adding bulky ingredients (eg spring onions, onions, chillies), add an egg and a handful of breadcrumbs to bind the burgers.