July 21st, 2010

Steakburger Secret

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?

You can check out her burger press here. Get your steakburgers here . . . and happy thumbprinting!!!