How have I gone my whole life not knowing this tidbit?
I have just learned the ultimate secret to making perfect patties. The next time you cook steakburgers you must try it.
Elizabeth Karmel, a total grilling diva, tells us that putting a thumbprint in the middle of your burger before placing it on the grill keeps it flat and avoids the “swollen belly burger” syndrome.
Who knew? Well, apparently this is a technique the restaurants have been holding close to the vest for years. I feel so “in the know!”
Elizabeth even hawks a “Steakhouse Burger Press” that automatically shapes your patties and includes a thumbprint on each one. How’s that for efficient?