Update: I added the YouTube clip of Steve Martin & the hamburger clip... Just because it makes me smile :-)
Even though I am not the biggest beef eater in the world, I am a total sucker for a great burger. That is, not one that is well done - but one that is done well...
I do have one hang-up about burgers. Not specifically with burgers themselves - because I love a good one...
My hang-up is that every time I make or have a burger, this scene in the 2006 Steve Martin rendition of The Pink Panther gets stuck in my head. The whole time I am making them and for a few days after... Weird, huh????
At the end of the day, the repetitive images in my head are worth the outcome.
Home ground beef (when you grind it yourself, you get to control what goes into it - just saying...)
A beautiful herb, caper, sundried tomato puree to add flavor....
Onion jam to top it all off. Some thinly sliced parmesean & baby gherkins. Place it all on some homemade rolls on a plate with a side of potato salad. And life is good.
Well, it's good if you can get the voice of Steve Martin doing a bad French accent out of your head... Even if Steve won't get out of your head, you'll still enjoy the burgers (or is it "aammm-brrrrgrrrs)!
On that note, now I must get back to the books - one month left before my certification exam for work and then MAYBE I can have a life again?????
The recipe for the Cafe Salle Pleyel burger can be found here and the recipe for King Arthur Flour's beautiful burger buns can be found here.
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. Come check out the rest of the beefy creations by the FFwD crew.