Well HELLO, you sexy, sexy people!
Today it’s Sunday evening and the mister is on his way home. Our work week starts on Sunday now, so I try and make it so that he comes home to a nice dinner on his first day of
All burgers I cook at home are 100% beef and homemade. I don’t really like adding egg or breadcrumbs to burger patties – I have nothing against it, it’s just not my cup of tea. My husband loves my burgers just as they are.
I mean, he better love them. Much trouble will ensue if he tells me he does not.
Whenever I have fresh ground meat in the fridge, I like making the patties right before cooking them, but since most of the meat in my house is divided in portions and frozen upon purchasing, I just started making and freezing the burgers in advance. I just keep a ziploc bag full of burgers, and take a couple of them whenever I want to make some. I season them with salt and pepper before freezing, so when I pop them out, they are totally ready.
These are my frozen burgers :3 Aren’t they purrrrrty?
TO THE SHIP!
- 2 frozen burgers
- 2 burger buns
- lettuce leaves
- sliced fresh tomato
- sliced onions
- sliced smoked Gouda
- 2 russet potatoes
- frying oil
First of all, toast those buns! Toasted bread always gives a nice touch to any sandwich. While you toast them, you can also start heating up the oil for the fries.
Set aside your buns, and let them ventilate. Don’t pile them on top of each other, or the steam will make them soggy and they will lose the crunch from the toasting.
Peel those potato beauties and slice them up. I like making small, pointy fries. Why? well, because I can. It just makes me happy.
When the oil is hot, pour in those potatoes.
Also, YOU’re hot too. Don’t you dare forget it!
And you can start cooking those burgers too! I add a little oil from the fries, since it’s already hot.
Now, while the burgers and the side of fries cooks, you can use this time to prepare the rest of the burger. Slice some onions and throw them in the burger pan, so they cook with the yummy burger flavor. Also slice a fresh small tomato for extra flavor and crunchiness! This is a perfect time to slice the Gouda cheese too.
Now flip those burgers! Do the same with the onion so it doesn’t burn.
Our burgers are almost ready! Their volume has reduced and they are almost thoroughly cooked.
Now it’s time to put that cheese on and turn the stove off.
And put on a lid so the cheese can melt while you build your awesome burgers!
Since our timing is deliriously perfect, the fries are ready too! Look at that wonderful golden colour!
I put them in a bowl with some paper towels to absorb oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Let’s start with the fresh tomato slices.
On to the lettuce and the fried onions…
Top it with your perfect cheesy burger and a few slices of pickles.
Aaaaand there you go! Perfect 100% meat cheeseburgers with a fresh, crunchy touch and the smokey sexyness of Gouda cheese. AND POINTY FRIES.
And this would be a graphic depiction of why my husband proposed.
I hope you like them!