To be honest with you – I am a perfectionist. I love that feeling when a plan of mine works out perfectly. Or when I try a new recipe and it turns out to be a keeper. I recently discovered one of those recipes that make you feel like you’re a master chef and should open a restaurant starting next week.
Guess I have your attention now.. 😉
Be prepared for the best homemade burgers (.. at least in my opinion)! Plus: Everything’s made from scratch!
And off we go:
Let’s start with the burger buns
makes about 8 buns
- 2 floury potatoes (about 200g)
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 200g sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons neutral oil
- 7g dry yeast
- 200g + 250g flour
- salt, nutmeg
- sesame, linseed, black seed, or whatever you feel like to put on the bread
Peel and cut potatoes in half. Boil in salted water for about 20 minutes. Drain and mash potatoes, add 2 tbsp. milk, 1 tbsp. butter, salt and nutmeg.
Mix potato mash, sour cream, 1 egg, sugar, oil and a pinch of salt. Combine 200g flour and yeast. Add to potato mix. Once combined, gradually add the remaining flour and knead dough for 5 minutes. Put in a bowl, cover and keep in a warm place for 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C). Knead dough and break into 8 pieces. Form round buns and put on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Set aside for another 15 minutes.
Mix 2 tbsp. milk and one egg. Brush buns with mixture and sprinkle with favorite topping. Bake for about 20 minutes. Let them cool completely.
One down, two to go:
- 6-7 big potatoes
- 3-4 tbsp. oil
- Paprika, chili
Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C).
Wash and roughly peel potatoes. Cut into thin sticks and mix with oil and paprika/chili. Tip: Put in a freezer bag and shake until combined.
Spread everything evenly on a baking tray (you’ll probably need two) and bake for 20 minutes. Turn fries and bake for about 20 more minutes. Use the grill function for the last 5 minutes. Take out of the oven and salt immediately.
While the fries are baking in the oven it’s a good idea to prepare the beef and all the other ingredients for the burgers!
For the beef patties:
Season 1,2kg minced beef with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper and shape into 8 patties. Heat up 2 tablespoons oil in a pan and fry each patty for about 5 minutes on each side.
Now it’s time for the extras – get whatever you feel like: lettuce, tomatoes, (caramelized) onions, burger sauce, cheese,.. it’s your choice! Get creative and build your burger to YOUR taste!
Let the burger party begin! #whoopwhoop