2011/08/24

Aam-burrrrgggr (Cafe salle pleyel hamburger )

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????? 



This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie.  Come check out the rest of the beefy creations by the FFwD crew.

26 comments:

  1. Glad you liked your burger, and I'll bet those home made buns were awesome!

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  2. Looks fabulous! Home-made buns must have really put that burger over the edge! Good luck with your certification.

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  3. I'm jealous of your meat grinder and yes, your buns are amazing too! Haha... Love the picture of the herbs and tomatoes in a jar outside, I didn't bother with the sun-dried ones. Good luck with your upcoming exams, girl!

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  4. I wish I could have made the buns! As it was I found this one heaven. It will get a lot of play here.

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  5. This was good - seeing yours makes me want it all over again (and luckily for me, I still have two patties in the freezer ...)

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  6. That's a great looking burger! Love that you ground your own meat. Nice photos!

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  7. Impressed that you have your own meat grinder. I have no patience for those.

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  8. Such beautiful photos! I had the thought to make buns, but......my kitchen is hot enough. Next time, but you are an inspiration. But, grinding meat...well, I could be a vegetarian...have been for long spurts at a time. Too much meat handling does me in. But, I think it is a good idea. I'm all for knowing exactly what goes into your hamburger. Very impressive! And good luck on your certification!!!

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  9. Wow, home ground meat and homemade buns! You are quite the inspiration. Happy studying.

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  10. I've made hamburger buns before (and you were absolutely right not to put these glorious hamburgers on store-bought buns), but I've never tried grinding my own hamburger. What a great idea!

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  11. Cher...I made my own buns and truly those wonderful burgers should be eaten with homemade buns :) yours looks delicious and I am glad you like them :)

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  12. You did this one so well...I'm impressed that you ground your own beef! Love your exaggerated French pronunciation of hamburger...why didn't I think of that? My kids always look at me like I'm nuts most of the time, so why not have some fun :)

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  13. Ha! Ha! That's a great scene! Our burgers were wonderful with store bought ground chuck, so I can imagine how they tasted even more wonderful on homemade buns and your own ground beef!

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  14. bahahaha! i love this movie! i actually got two beta fish in college and named it after the inspector and his sidekick. i love it! maybe a plate of fries (homemade) over this movie would be a good midnight snack? lol!

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  15. Alright and there I thought the ones who made their own buns from scratch are the keen ones. You even grind your own ground meat!

    Thanks for a good chuckle about the bad French accent.

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  16. oooh. now I want a meat grinder attachment. Come to think of it, I have my grandmother's hand crank one...hummmm. I giggled at the Steve Martin clip. Good luck with your studying!

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  17. Funny clip! Thanks for posting. Your burger, bun and potato salad look great!

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  18. Homemade rolls! You are amazing!

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  19. That clip is too funny. Especially since have not seen movie yet. Love Martin.

    And love your burger, looks delicious. Amazing what grinding your own and making own bun makes.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Homemade rolls - impressive and it all looks really good :)

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  21. Looks wonderful with that potato salad. I forgot what it is like to have
    many people around when cooking, it makes it all worthwhile. Tricia's
    crew are good eaters and I'm happy when they enjoy something I
    made. I'm going to have to try to make some of the buns I have seen
    on these blogs, they looks really tasty.

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  22. I'm so impressed by those of you that made your own homemade buns. That film clip cracked me up. When I went to France with my husband, when he tried to speak French, it sounded just like Inspector Clouseau. I felt like crawling under the nearest chair. Good luck with your exam.

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  23. Go hit those books, Cher! Be safe too with Irene looming around. Your burger looks fantastic... I think the meat grinding attachment for my stand mixer will be in my holiday list this year.

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  24. Smart grinding your own meat - I just don't trust supermarket ground meat, myself. We really enjoyed these burgers, too, especially with the onion marmalade.

    Hope your studying goes well and that you're not terribly affected by the storm.

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  25. Such a good idea to grind the meat yourself! Your burger looks great and I have to agree that this summer has been crazy.

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  26. Hi, Cher! I've had such a hard time trying to reply to your post. Keep getting an error message when I try to reply using a google account (#@*!)I get: Your current account (kmdevone@msn.com) does not have access to view this page.
    Anyway, I envy that you used your own ground beef, but it's a friendly envy. And homemade rolls! What are you studying towards, can't recall.

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