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Hi I’m Betty. Welcome to Betty’s kitchen tonight I’m making hamburgers, they’re a little bit unusual, because they’re going to be square hamburgers, and they square because were making them own slices of bread instead of the hamburger bun. So let’s begin our procedure, we picked our bread and for this I chose something call Hearty White Bread. You might want to use whole wheat, I usually use whole wheat bread just because I though they were healthier then I though this is much from that better demonstration. If I use just two slices for one hamburger a party sized bread, now I’ve already work on this a bit, so here two slices that I have spread butter on the – the savage at here and the I use a spinach like the one sitting over there and toasted those two size.
So I’m going to be building my hamburger there, so we have the little of the work a headed and I flip this bread. And here we’ll make the rest of the hamburger later I’m just doing one as a demonstration. Now I’m mixing up enough to do six but actually I think I’m going make this kind a over size. So if probably want to do that many, for me it just needs on high you want to make them.
So start up with a pan of lean ground beef. Now this is now the slim as I usually get, this is 8% fat instead of the fourth recent that I use to use. When you fry hamburgers, and I’m going to fry these isn’t skill it – it really needs a little raise to get go on. And if you just don’t have any fat in your ground beef it won’t work very well. So we have one pound and I have one egg that’s beaten. So I’m going to put this pound of brown beef in that bowl, I think there’s all paper on the bottom here, and then I’m going to add some seasonings. But I have here is one tee spoon of salt its always my rule for hamburger or brown beef for one pound of brown beef you need one tee spoon of salt.
Now to make this a little spicier were going for some garlic powder and one corded taste bond. For this amount of cram beef, and then we need some black pepper and we’ll just kind of shake in enough that would be to taste. So I’m not giving a specific measurement do as much as you like at that. Now I’m going to do something that’s little unusual for hamburgers consider it just going in my hands like these it forming at which I will forming at my hands later on. I’m going to use my mixer and beat this – always do that way that may long and it makes it so much better, it just smoother an I’m going to do that for these hamburger.
So this going to make some noise let me go away get the speed up and well come after done, is divide my mixture – ground beef with spices into three equal bowls and that would be a third of a pond each. And this one I have flatten into several rectangular shape I’m looking at the shape of my bread and I wanted to fit that pretty well it well straight down some. So this is going to a hot skillet – actually I have a must go at yet but I’m going put this some a hot skillet. I’m going to brown adapt almost sides and I’m going to have a cook all the way through now like mine, well done. And so were cooking in all the way through, and then I’ll come back and build the hamburger for you.
This is the fried hamburger after this come out the skillet and I’m going to pad a little bit of the grace puff of it. And actually if you wanted brown up like this on the out side it’s a good idea to put a little eyeball in and I did that just to make sure that we would have nice brown outside. I want to make sure that he cut down all the way through, so I’m going to just break a little flap here we’ll take a look. Yes, I think that is done all the way trough. So here’s assembly, we take – our two pieces of bread and each one of them gets the same treatment. I have some mayonnaise up here this is mayo free, so it has no fat and I’m just going to use – but I have out here, you do want to get back into that container and contaminate it.
So I’m just going to deep from this a little measuring cup but its not specific measure just put your mayonnaise on toasted part of the bread the other side has not been toasted. And that will get you started in making your hamburger. Actually this is going to be a cheese burger but how the next step is -- is to put a slice of cheese on each size, and you can see this is what I use. Do Lots American, you can use cherry cheese which cheese any kind of cheese that particular on hamburger, and then the next step is to Sautee some onion Sautee half of an onion this size. And that would be for the whole recipe that were making just one third of it.
So I’m going to give this side a little bit salted onions and just bring it down to the end too is not just the cheese park it get it, and give this side a little bit of salted onions. Those will taste really good when you bite into it. Don’t over do with the onions because that could be along to onion for you. Then you’re going to put your hamburger at this point and then we we’ll close it up and it is it match. So it goes like that and we’re going take it back to the stove and grill this outer part. The top and the bottom had not been grill, so let me just grill it over here. Let get this over a pit and then I’m going to take saltine powder, and just spread the top. And the reason I do this is that I don’t like to melt butter and then growl something in its standing in butter because it just absorbs to much fat.
This way you get that nice butter you crispy – flavor, but you don’t have any more butter then what you put on there it spread. So this goes upside down and that expose this is the others that you’re going to butter. So try to get all corner side of it, and then this goes back on the stove we’ll grill it until we look under knit and see to that bottom side is brown. And then what – turn it over and we’ll get the top side brown and see you back when its first square hamburger is done on both sides brown up like this. Then you need to remove from the skillet and put it on a plate. I’m going to cut straight down the middle.
Let me take – this is really a masculine looking further and some not kind to introduce any delicacies into – is this the complete dinner that my husband I have been working on. We have an orb season of a baked fries which is going to be nice and healthy, there are plenty more of those but well just split them however you want them too. We decided to split the one – hamburger because it is so thick and pitch, and then we have two deals spears. And I have some ketchup for a fast and the last call a coke.