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Old 08-14-2009, 11:28 AM   #61
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The key is minimal handling and squeeze once to form the patty. The dimple in the middle as someone else mentioned also helps.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:49 AM   #62
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Here's a trick I got from America's Test Kitchen on PBS:
Take one slice of white bread for about each 1 1/2 lbs. of beef. Remove the crusts and dice the remaining bread. Add enough milk to make a panade (thick paste). Add A-1 or Worcestershire and spices. I usually use garlic and pepper, maybe curry if I want a little kick. Mix the panade thoroughly with the ground beef. The panade acts as a binder to replace some of the fat that drips out, and the A-1 or Worcestershire replaces some of the flavor lost with the fat. You can grill these to a nice thick crust, and they'll still be very moist inside.

Edit: I see someone else already mentioned this. Doh! I didn't read the whole thread...
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:10 PM   #63
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:22 PM   #64
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How do you prepare the perfect burger patty?

1) Pull into drive thru
2) Say "Double double animal style" at sign after being greeted
3) Enjoy


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Old 08-14-2009, 01:04 PM   #65
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:40 PM   #67
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Dude, we're all over this. Beats the Korean BBQ taco truck hands down!!

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Old 08-15-2009, 12:44 AM   #68
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Default Re: How do you prepare the perfect burger patty?

take my ground beef or chuck or whatever I feel like making them out of and beat them in my hands for about a minute, forming a ball and making sure it's all mashed together well, then flatten it out a bit on a plate. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on each side on the first turn as it cooks. If you cook it until you see white juices coming out, it's OVER done. Some nice clear juice is just right IMO.
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:08 PM   #69
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Default Re: How do you prepare the perfect burger patty?

Im with vin,i use a egg in mine,some lemon pepper,and (tony chachere)creole seasoning...dice up some onions and mix all in..
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:20 PM   #70
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As usual, some great advise here, to which I cannot add. But lemme share a story I just heard. There's a small 4-star French/American restaurant here in town with - of course - a great chef in charge. The spot next to him closed, so he decided to expand, making a top-notch burger joint out of it. It has taken him 6 months of experiments to come up with his patty.

In simple words - "perfect" ain't easy. Were it, everything would be thus.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:02 PM   #71
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Default Re: How do you prepare the perfect burger patty?

I did forget about how much I enjoy the Eddie Murphy burger. Green pepper and onions hanging out of it, and on white bread of course. Much better than McDonalds.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:45 PM   #72
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I used to always have trouble keeping my burgers from falling apart; I tried egg, ranch and crackers, breadcrumbs, whatever, they still fell apart. Then a friend taught me to take the hamburger, and roll it around into a ball for about a minute, then press into patties. They have never broken apart again.

I like to use A-1, worchestershire sauce, ranch, onion soup mix, Applewood Smoked Sea Salt, fresh ground black pepper, cumin, parsley, minced garlic, shredded cheese!
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