The Ultimate Cheeseburger: the Juicy Lucy Burger
It’s burger season! Time to interrupt out the grill or forged iron pan, if that’s what you make your burgers in, and get your burger on. In case you’re doing burgers I hope you get an opportunity to make a Juicy Lucy. I first heard concerning the notorious Juicy Lucy a few years in the past. I used to be headed to Minneapolis for a fast journey and earlier than I flew out, Mike did a fast search on what sort of meals Minneapolis is understood for. The factor that got here up time and again was a Juicy Lucy.
In keeping with lore, Juicy Lucys (Lucies?) have been invented within the metropolis within the 50s in two completely different bars independently of one another. I feel there’s some kind of Juicy Lucy rivalry happening between the 2, however regardless, they each make a burger the place the cheese is inside the patty as a substitute of on high. The cheese makes every part additional juicy, thus Juicy Lucy.
In fact, after Mike found Juicy Lucys, I acquired actually excited. I imply, a burger with the cheese contained in the patty? I may simply think about how gooey and melty and cheese pull pleasant it was going to be. We watched a bunch of YouTube movies on them – probably the most notably bizarre one being of Richard Blais making a Juicy Lucy the place the cheese wasn’t even melted. That led us down a Richard Blais YouTube gap. Do you know he calls his followers “Blaisians?!” Shudder.
Anyway, an important a part of a Juicy Lucy is the molten cheese core. To get that you must cook dinner your burger on the range to get that good seared crust, then end it within the oven in order that the cheese will get additional melty. I feel I put a bit an excessive amount of cheese in mine although as a result of the cheese began to ooze out a bit. I’m not complaining although as a result of the patty ended up with a cheese crust and crusty, crispy cheese is at all times factor.
Glad burger-ing! Hope you get some Juicy Lucys quickly.
PS – I by no means did get an opportunity to attempt a Juicy Lucy in Minneapolis. Have you ever ever had one? We’ll have to return at some point!
Juicy Lucy Burger Recipe
makes 1 burger, scale as wanted
- 1/Four lb floor chuck/beef
- 1/Four cup shredded cheddar
- salt and freshly floor pepper
- toasted burger bun
- ketchup, mayo, and mustard, to style
- 1-2 leaves inexperienced leaf lettuce, torn
- 1-2 slices tomato
- pickles, if desired
Warmth the oven to 400°F.
Divide the meat into roughly 1/Three and a couple of/Three parts. Form the two/Three portion right into a burger form with an indent within the center. Attempt to make the burger barely larger than your bun as it can shrink whereas cooking. Put the cheese within the heart, high with the remaining beef and form compactly right into a burger patty. Season each side with salt and pepper.
Warmth a forged iron pan over medium-high and add a contact of oil. When scorching, add the burger, and fry for Three-Four minutes on either side, till charred and a crust begins to kind. The cheese ought to begin to ooze out. Place the patty within the oven whilst you toast your bun a put together your burger.
Calmly toast your bun and unfold ketchup, mayo, and mustard, to style, on the underside bun. High with the burger, lettuce, tomato, and the highest bun. Take pleasure in instantly!