There’s just something about homemade burgers. Perhaps it’s the fact that you know that no ‘gunk’ has gone in to them.
Or perhaps it’s just because you’ve chosen the best quality ground meat (everyone knows that shop bought burgers are made from all the ‘leftover’ unwanted meat from an animal).
However, an issue with making homemade burgers is that they have a tendency to fall apart on the grill.
Shop bought burgers have a lot of fillers that ‘glue’ the burger together. This is not the case with homemade burgers.
I’ve tried making burgers where I flatten down a ball of burger mixture using my hands.
What usually happens is that either I’ve flattened the burgers too much and they fall apart when grilling, or I’ve been overly cautious and have created round, bulbous patties.
That was until I discovered the burger press. What a clever yet simple tool this is!
I wouldn’t even think of making burgers now without having a burger press next to me. It creates the perfect thickness of patties; flattened enough without becoming so thin that they fall apart.
Here’s My Step-By-Step Guide On Using A Burger Press.
1) Scoop up to 1/2 pound of burger mix and roll into a ball with your hands
No matter if your burger mix is made up of ground beef, chicken, turkey or pork, it needs to be even.
Then scoop up to 1/2 pound of the mixture into your hands and roll until you get an even, spherical ball.
2) Place into the burger press tray and press down a little with fingers
Using your fingers to flatten the ball slightly will help the burger press to make more even burgers.
3) Use a burger press that has interior ridges to give patties a gorgeous seared look
Using a burger press with ridges on the inside will give all your patties a lovely ribbed surface.
4) Place the burger press on top and press firmly down using the handle
Make sure you look for a burger press with a non-slip handle. Trust me, when you’re making a load of patties for a BBQ, your hands can get really slick with meat juices.
A non-stick handle will help you apply pressure evenly so you get perfect patties each time, without having to keep washing your hands!
5) Turn the burger press tray upside down to remove your patty.
Opt for a burger press that has a nonstick coating as, otherwise, your patty might stick inside the tray, and you end up damaging it by trying to use a knife or other utensil to dislodge it.
A nonstick coating will make your patties fall out effortlessly onto a platter.
Life without burgers? Unthinkable!
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