Quarantine Day #81 Onion Smash Burgers

 The next time you have a burger craving, make yourself a smash burger.

 If you are a burger fan, you should try making them this way at least once.

 I used the buns I made yesterday.

 I spread them with ramp butter and toasted them.  You can just use plain butter or garlic butter.

 Use 4 ounces of ground beef and smash it between 2 sheets of wax paper.  It should be very thin. Use your frying pan to smash it.

 Peel off one piece of the paper and season with salt and pepper.

 About an hour before you make the burgers, slice an onion very thin and place it in a bowl and sprinkle salt on it.  Squeeze it and rub it to distribute the salt and let it sit for an hour.

 When you are ready to cook the burger, drain the water from the onion and dry it on a paper towel.  Heat a griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the onions.  Push them off to the side and flip your burger into the pan and peel off the wax paper. Cook the burger for about 4 minutes and toss the onions around to brown them.

 Scoop the onions out and place them on the toasted bun.

 I missed a pic but add some cheddar or American cheese on the burger and fold it in half.  let it cook for 2 more minutes.

 Place the burger on the bun and add ketchup, mustard and mayo.  Add some good dill pickles too.

 Add some crunchy lettuce.  You can use fewer pickles.  I happen to have a pickle problem.

 Maybe it's called a smash burger because you smash it into your mouth.

It's one of the best burgers you will ever eat.  Especially if it's on a homemade bun.


Leanna said…
When I make hamburgers on a bun, I always dice up yellow onions and put them into the seasoned mixture. David and I also love extra onions sauteed with slices of mushroom, garlic, and bell peppers. Good stuff, oh and not to forget swiss cheese. For some reason, we both love a melted slice of swiss cheese on our hamburgers.
Your post just made me want to make that for tonight's dinner along with homemade oven fries.
Have you sought out a 12-step program for your pickle problem, dear?
Susan Heather said…
I had to look up ramps. Found seed listed here in New Zealand but out of stock. They sound delicious and so does the burger.
Guillaume said…
I watch these pictures and I crave burgers.
I love sautéed onions with a burger! Now, I am starving.
Valerie said…
Oh, my husband will LOVE this! And I just made dill pickles--extra fun!