Many foodie fans struggle with eating a burger gracefully at some stage in their lives. But it’s worth suffering the embarrassment of a saucy grin and messy fingers as there are some fantastic burgers out there waiting to be demolished. Here’s what the better burgers seem to have in common:
With the rise of gourmet grub, most eateries with burgers on the menu have more interesting options like herb aioli and peri peri sauce. We find that this really makes all the difference, adding some extra creaminess or zest to the meaty patty of goodness.
Interesting fact: There’s no need to opt for wagyu beef if it’s on the menu because the buttery tenderness of the premium meat is lost once it’s made into a mince patty. Instead, be adventurous and try out different meats – the gamey ones like lamb and venison taste quite delish in a patty form.
Bigger is not necessarily always better. Bite sized mini burgers (a.k.a Sliders) are the remedy for burgers on a first date. Sliders have become compulsory in all the cool places in town, no doubt due to the influence of American 50’s diner culture and the ‘dude food’ movement. Sometimes they come in quirky flavours such as chicken katsu or pork belly, which give you a mouthful of flavour without too much mess. Win win!
Some of our favourite burger memories include Fergburger (NZ), Grill’d and Ms. G’s
What do you think makes the perfect burger? Do you think it exists? Let us know in the comments below.
I think the fat content is important too: the fattier, the juicier and tastier.
Ooh yes fat makes a huge difference of course, don’t want to know what it’s doing to our arteries on the inside though!!
CHEESE! I get really worked up if I pay a pretty penny and there is no cheese!
Melty cheese is yum in a burger. I’m not usually a fan of cheese in general but you’re right that cheese and burgers are an awesome match! 😀
The perfect burger for me would have caramelised onions for sure! Or a tomato chutney or sweet chutney sauce of some kind… love that hit of sweetness 🙂
Yes! I love how more places are getting on the caramelised onion wagon in their burgers 😀
The bun! I feel like all the wonderful ingredients are wasted if the bun is sub-par. Great post!
The bun is definitely underrated!
Great idea for a post! It’s important that the patty have a nice amount of fat so it’s super juicy. It’s important that the toppings are fresh (no mealy yellow-y tomatoes, please!) and it’s important that the burger be served HOT. My very favourite burger is huge, still pink in the middle, served with sauteed mushrooms and blue cheese and sits atop a toasted and buttered bun. Holy deliciousness!
What a description! Where can I get this dream burger from?!