No one can resist the taste of burgers. For many years, people just don’t understand why burgers are so irresistibly good. It offers palatable pleasure, something that brings satisfaction and joy. It also brings families and friends together. Whatever it is, the burger is more than just a piece of meat sandwiched between buns.
To shed some light on the burger’s ability to make people forget their names, let’s dig deeper into what makes it so scrumptious. It is finally time to define the reason behind its captivating charm. What is so delectable with the featured burgers in Footscray? Is it the scent? The bun? The cheese? We’ll see.
Understanding the Burger
The burger is not only about the patty. Let’s not forget about the bun, toppings, and sauce. All these ingredients contribute to making the burger as good as it is.
Regardless of the meat used, its preparation is important. Here are some of the most effective burger preparation steps:
– Forming the meat has to be done with gentleness. It is important to never overwork the meat by mixing too much or vigorously.
– Use a burger press or old jar lids that may be used to ensure its perfect rounded shape.
– High heat is crucial when cooking the patty. It has to sizzle when it hits the pan or grill. The high heat is responsible for that crispy crust while gently cooking through the middle.
– Never press on the burger patty too much. Doing so releases its juices responsible for its flavor.
– If possible, use a meat thermometer to ensure accuracy and precision all the time. The ideal temperature is 160 Fahrenheit.
Do away with the usual store-bought buns. Well, it’s good. However, play around with your creativity. Use other kinds of bread. Hit your local bakery and see what other breads they have available. Here are different types of bread or buns that you may want to try with your burger:
– Ciabatta Roll
– English Muffin
– Kaiser Roll
– Onion Roll
– Sesame Seed Bun
– Pretzel Roll
The classics are lettuce and tomatoes. However, this can be jazzed up to something more. Burger joints from all over the world have completely unexpected burger toppings. Don’t be surprised to see Kimchi as part of a burger.
You see, the list is endless. You can use any kind of topping you wish to use. This is one of the best ways to make your burger stand out from the rest. Who knows, this may even become a business venture for you.
Mayo, ketchup, and mustard? Yes, but these are the basic ones. To kick up your burger’s character many notches higher, use something else. Try using cream cheese. What about adding Pesto? For a healthier burger option, load up on some Greek yogurt. Wait, Bolognese for pasta? That can also work for your burger, right? Try it.
Now the all-important question.
What makes the burger so good?
It may well be about this Japanese word called umami. Umami is Japanese for delicious. However, there’s more to it than plain delicious. It has three distinct substances for a dish to be described as umami. What are these?
Glutamate– This is the taste you get from Parmesan cheese and soy sauce. It is predominantly the salty flavor.
Inosinate– This is usually found in fish and meat.
Guanylate– Described as the taste you get from dried mushrooms.
As all these substances are combined, umami is even more magnified. Well, it comes to no surprise that burgers are so sumptuous. Burgers have the Holy Trinity of deliciousness: Glutamate, Inosinate, and Guanylate. All hail to the burger! It deserves our respect.