We don´t have any Mcdonalds or Burger King in Iceland. We ones did for few years, but it didn´t get enough costumers to stay in business. I was one of those who never went to Mcdonlds.
For me the best burgers are made at home with local ground beef (100% grass fed) from the farmers next door. I do make the buns myself as well, specially when I make sliders. I love sliders because sometimes I can not choose what to put on my burger because I want everything and that way I can eat 3-4 small burgers with different toppings instead of one big. Decisions, decisions, decisions… should I have mustard and pickled cucumbers or guacamole and chilpotle, maybe bbq and mayo….
The other day I made 16 little burger buns and 16 little 40 gr. burgers. Few of them I marinated in bbq sause, others were plain with a dry rub and few had Indian spice blend.
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 6 tablespoons Palmin (or coconut fat)
- 3 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon salt
1 cup = 2,4 dl
Heat the milk in a pot, and the fat (palmin or coconut fat)
Put everything in a “Kitchen Aid” and make a bread dough with the hook, have it run for about 4 minutes, medium speed. (Or kneed it by hand)
Make about 16 buns from this dough. Put it on a parchment paper on an oven plate and let it rise for about 30 minutes.
Bake it for 20-30 min at 200°c
I put eggwhite and sesame seeds on some buns before putting it in the oven.
- Spices you like or bbq sauce
Make small burgers, about 40 grams each.
I added to my ground beef some finely chopped shallot, chilpotle spice, salt, pepper, barley and an egg, and mixed it well.
I made an bbq sauce in a pot: Butter, garlic, shallot, brown sugar, ketchup, canned tomatoes, pineapple juice, chilpotle spice mix, salt, pepper, red wine, and chilpotle in Adobo sauce.
Burger Raita: The burger with the indian spices had raitia, Greek yogurt, red onion, tomatoes, red pepper and cucumber, all finely chopped. I spiced it up with a tikka masala spice blend and garlic.
I made chilpotle sauce, that one I LOVE. It´s half a chilpotle in adobo sauce (comes in a can) and stirred with sour cream
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