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Classic All-American

This is a burger guaranteed to give you a taste of home. Nobody does a hamburger quite like the USA so celebrate your awesomeness with a family feast of juicy beef goodness and tons of your favorite toppings. This recipe is super easy and will serve 8 people. For more burger ideas from around the world, go to http://food-tales.com/food-inspirations/food-recipes-from-around-the-world/5-mouth-watering-hamburger-recipes-from-around-the-world

What you’ll need

2lbs good quality ground beef

Salt and ground black pepper

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

4 tablespoons dry onion mix

8 slices American cheese

8 buns (soft, toasted, seeded)

¼ cup barbecue sauce

Lettuce

Pickle

Tomatoes

Bacon

Method

Place the beef, dry onion mix and Worcestershire sauce into a bowl and mix well. Try not to over work the beef though, mix until blended nicely. Season the beef with salt and ground black pepper.

Scoop out the mixture and shape into 8 patties with your hands. Grill the patties to your taste whilst frequently brushing over with barbecue sauce. Place a slice of cheese over each patty and continue grilling until melted.

Fill each bun with crisp, fresh lettuce, sliced pickles, slices of fresh tomato and finally the hot, juicy patty. The whole process should only take roughly 25 minutes and you can add cooked bacon to your burger if you wish. A simple recipe yet deliciously satisfying.

Of course, not many people can picture a juicy burger without wanting to tuck into some salty, crisp fries at the same time. Burger and fries is the ultimate combo so here is a recipe for making gorgeous homemade fries to complement that burger.

What you’ll need

2 ½ lbs russet potatoes

Vegetable oil

Sea salt

Ketchup and mayo

Method

Peel the potatoes and then cut lengthwise of about 4 or 5 pieces and then cut those pieces into sticks for the shape of the fries.

Remember that the thinner you cut them, the crispier they will turn out. Place the uncooked fries into a bowl, cover with water and allow to soak for 2 ½ hours.

Drain the water and place the potato on 2 baking sheets with paper towels underneath to line.

Take a large pot and heat up the vegetable oil. Fry the potato in several batches for 5 minutes each or until they soften. You don’t want to brown them yet, just begin to cook. When removing each batch, place on fresh paper towels to dry.

Once you’ve done all the batches, turn up the heat until oil is very hot. At this point you want to fry them again in batches until they turn golden and crispy.

Remove when done and drain the oil, Place the fries on fresh paper towels. Sprinkle over the desired amount of sea salt and serve with ketchup or mayo. Delicious, hot, crispy fries are the perfect match for a homemade All-American burger.

 

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