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Today is a great day for several reasons. 1. We have a decent time today and for the weekend. 2. It’s Friday and Memorial Day weekend has arrived. 3. It’s National Burger Day!
What could be more American than a burger on Memorial Day weekend? There are many ways to devour a good burger. Do you have a favorite place to get a great burger or do you think you have the best recipe?
Personally, I prefer to grill my own burger on a bed of hot charcoal. However, sometimes the life of a husband and father does not allow the time it takes to heat the charcoal, so I go straight to the gas grill.
It’s all about Patty!
What type of burger patties are you asking for? Some people say that the bigger and bigger the better. I like a thinner burger than most. Do you know the square pancakes of the red-headed fast food chain? This is the perfect burger patty for me.
Is your burger pink or is it a hockey puck? Or somewhere in between?
The way your burger is cooked can make or break the whole experience. I prefer my burger to be cooked medium rare. If I get that hot, light pink center, I’m going to put this burger away faster than a rocket full of monkeys.
Now there are several toppings for a burger. Are you the type of person who says “load that baby!”? Combining cheese, lettuce, onions, and tomatoes is a common way to dress your burger. For me it depends on the day if I want toppings or not. Over the past few months, I have found myself having my burgers plain. No toppings. Who knows if I’m going to go crazy this weekend and add some cheese! I’m not a ketchup fan! No thanks. I like a subtle layer of mustard on each bun and then a little more on the burger itself. Don’t overdo it and make the burger a meat and mustard mashup.
There are tons of bread rolls to choose from. There’s the classic hamburger bun, sesame seeds, ciabatta, kaiser roll, and potato rolls to name a few. Sometimes I give up the roll all together and just eat the patty itself. I have been seen pushing a burger up my esophagus as I start the lawn mower. When I add buns to the burger, I like to toast mine to make it a bit crisp. Yes the flakes make a bit of a mess but totally worth it.
Let’s hear what you think. What does your perfect burger look like and how many burgers are you eating today? Add a comment and keep scrolling for a great drink to pair with this burger. Have a safe weekend!