Showing posts with label Burgers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Burgers. Show all posts

Sunday, February 6, 2022

The Perfect BURGER Recipe



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The Perfect BURGER by The DUDE



BURGERS & DOGS What’s more American than Hamburgers and Hot Dogs? Answer: Nothing! Not even Apple Pie! Doesn’t even come close. Americans probably eat 100 times more Burgers than Apple Pie. This is true of the beloved Hot Dog too, and the reasons The Dude Loves both.    Hot Dogs are one of the easiest things you can ever want to make, and The Dude, Walter, Donny, and Brandt all love them. Bunny too, especially Bunny. Get it? Bunny likes Hot Dogs. “That Slut, she Kidnapped herself,” says Walter.    Donny, as we all know really loves a good In-N-Out Burger, and Carneys too, or Chili Dogs at Pinks. Dude most of the time goes out for a Burger, but he likes makin em at home too. But when it comes to Chili Dogs, Dude prefers them at home, especially since he makes his awesome Cowboy Chili once or twice a month and often has Chili on hand. So the Dude besides making Burritos and Tacos, always makes a good number of Chili Dogs too.    And when Dude makes some tasty Chili he usually invites Walter and Donny over for a couple Dogs before they head over to the Bowling Alley. Walter and Donny do appreciate The Dudes tasty Chili Dogs before or after a good night of throwing Gutters but hopefully mostly Strikes. “Fwehh I’m on fire tonight. Mark it Dude,” (says Donny after throwing a Strike). It’s Good Old Fashion American Fun; Chili Dogs, Beer, and Bowling.    Yes Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Frankfurters, Weenies, or simply Dogs, millions of each are eaten every day of the week. They are part of the American Fabric, Dudes World, mine and yours, Achievers too.    Cooking them? The Hot Dogs? The Easiest way is to boil them. You can cook them in a frying pan with a little oil, which browns them nicely and is super easy. This is the way Dude most often does them, but he’ll occasionally boil them too, especially when he’s gonna throw on some Cowboy Chili & Cheese. What’s better than that?    Now the Burger, that’s a little more complicated. You’re are dealing with raw meat here. Ground raw meat at that, and you need to cook the Burger according to the way you like them; rare, medium, well done, whatever? A Hot Dog is already cooked and all you’re doing is heating it up and adding Chili or “What Not.”    The single most important thing with a Burger is that the meat is fresh! “Super Fresh” at that, Dude says. What kind of meat? Well chopped-meat, Ground Beef. Ground Chuck or Ground Sirloin are most popular. And you usually want to get ground beef that has a fat content of between 15 and 20% fat. Twenty percent fat is better for tastier juicy Burgers.    Dude wants you to know the most important thing after freshness when it comes to Burgers is to keep it simple. Don’t mix flavorings like spices and other things into the meat. The only seasonings you need when making a Burger is Salt & Black Pepper on the outside of the beef patty. After the Burgers are cooked, you can add; Mustard, Ketchup, slice raw or sautéed onion, maybe sliced tomato, and lettuce. And of course, a slice or two of Cheese thrown on top is always great. Being a Californian, Dude likes to make a California Burger at times, with a slice of ripe Tomato and Avocado, or a New Mexican, with some good Green Chili Sauce.    But Dudes favorite is a plain ole Cheeseburger or, you guessed it, Chili Cheeseburger now and then, though most often Dude reserves the Chili for the Dogs. And yes, Bacon is always great. After these aforementioned items, if you want more, then you are going overboard and killing a good thing. Keep it simple Dude says. You want to taste of the Beef, and embellished by either a little mustard, Ketchup, onion, and maybe lettuce and tomato, yes, The California Burger, it’s okay.    Burger Size? Dude doesn’t like burgers that are too thick as some like them. The best size is about a half-inch to ¾” thick and round to fit a Burger Bun perfectly or just slightly going out past the bun, just a little. And the best Burgers are cooked on a Flat Top surface in their own fat. Forget about cooking on a hot grill that leaves hard burnt surfaces and you lose the tasty fat when in falls through the grill slots. That’s lost forever! Sad! “The tastiest Burgers gotta be cooked in their own fat,” says the Dude.    At home, The Dude says cooking your burgers simply in a frying pan with a bit of oil added in, is the best and tastiest way to go.    And when serving your burgers at home, you might want to serve some nice pickle spears on the side, along with some Potato Chips. That’s The Dudes favorite way, with some Chips and a couple Sour Pickle Spears on the side. Yummm!!! 

Make em, Enjoy em, and always Abide, says our Hero, The DUDE.





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Dudes BACON CHEESEBURGER

Abide in It !



  The DUDE BURGER Dude says this is Thee Classic Burger. His rendition of an In-N-Out Double-Double that he and Donny developed follows this one (The Dude Burger). As for taste and what not, Dude likes them both. When he’s experimenting a little; throwing on some Green Chili, Bacon, or Cowboy Chili, Dude uses this one. Dude says, try em both. You’ll like. INGREDIENTS for 4 DUDE BURGERS: 1 ¼ Lb. Fresh Good Quality Ground Beef (15-20% fat) Salt & Pepper 4 or 8 slices good quality American or Cheddar Cheese 4 Hamburger Buns 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Ketchup (Heinz is the Best)

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS: Sliced raw Onion or sautéed Onions, Bacon, Mustard, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato  



DUDE BURGER COOKING INSTRUCTION:


Divide the Ground Beef into 4 equal parts. Shape Beef into Patties about ½ inch thick. Heat a frying pan (Skillet) over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add oil, and heat 15 seconds. Turn flame up to high. Add raw beef patties. Cook 2 minutes. Season burgers with Salt & Pepper, turn the heat down to medium, cook for two minutes.. Turn heat back up to high. Turn burgers over to other side. Cook for two minutes until Burgers are about medium well, which is the Best way to cook a burger. Cook a little less if you want a medium Burger and less still if you want your cooked Burger Medium Rare. BURGER NOTES: To cook your Burgers on the back-yard grill, it usually takes about 6 minutes to cook a Half-Inch Thick Burger depending on the heat of the grill, about 4 minutes on the first side and then you turn the burger over and cook it two three minutes on the second side. Also, make sure not to make the common era of flipping your burger several time. You need to flip it once to get the best results. Yes, just once. That’s it, 1 Tim, and as Roberto Duran would say, “No Mas!” A good trick for you to know, which most home cooks do not know is that you can use a knife to poke into the center of the burger to see how much it is cooked in the center. If you look into the center and see it is rarer than you would like it to be cooked, then you will know that you have a few more minutes to cook it. This is a great trick to know for all cooking, so get in the habit of doing it as it is one of the greatest pieces of cooking knowledge you’ll ever get. This is particularly good method to use when cooking chicken or turkey to look inside to see if the bird is cooked through or if it is still a little raw and you’ll need to cook it more. As we have laid out instructions to cook a Burger on an outdoor grill as many like to cook them this way. We will reiterate that personally, we feel cooking a Burger cooked in a pan or a Flat-Top-Grill where the Burger can cook in its own fat is the Best way. It gives the burger more flavor, and the burger gets evenly browned, but if you want to cook the burgers on an outdoor grill, that’s your choice and your prerogative as the Stranger would say.   Note: The above recipe is for 4 Dude Burgers. If you want just one then just use a ¼ of the amount of ground beef, Hamburger Buns, and Cheese. To make 2 Burgers, cut the ingredient amounts in-half.





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FOODPORN






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Thursday, September 16, 2021

PJ Clarkes Old New York Bar

 





PJ CLARKE'S SALOON

by Bellino



"ONE of FRANK SINATRA'S FAVORITE JOINTS"


Are you a True Downtowner who has found themselves for one reason or another has found themselves on the Upper East Side and needed a good place to have a drink and grab a good Burger. You need a good joint, not a obnoxious Sports Bar with 20 annoying Flat Screen TVs. You’re not from BumFu_k Iowa, so Applebee’s or Tj McFunsters just won’t do. You’re a Downtowner, you need a inexpensive, unpretentious, non-contrived place with a Cool Vibe. Well for years now, my Go-To all-around place on the Upper East Side (for the Rare Times I’m in that neighborhood) is without question PJ Clarke’s. The ambiance is beyond compare, wonderfully well worn, charming, and awash in History.

PJ Clarke’s was one of Sinatra’s Favorites along with the 21 Club, Jilly’s and Patsy’s on 56th Street. And speaking of Sinatra who recorded a wonderful version of “One For My Baby” which was written at PJ Clarke’s on a Cocktail Napkin by the great Johnny Mercer in 1941.
When I go to PJ Clarke’s, I’m thinking of a Burger, a Beer, and an order of Onion Rings. With all the rage of Burger’s these days, PJ Clarke’s has been serving one of New York’s tastiest Burgers for close to a Hundred Years. Even Jackie Kennedy loved PJ Clarke Burgers and ate them often. And Nat King Cole Proclaimed after eating a tasty Bacon Cheeseburger that it was the Cadillac of Burgers. “You know Nat, I agree.” And combined with the wonderful ambiance, History, and allure of the place, PJ Clarke’s just ca not be beat. Try it!



by Daniel Bellino Zwicke








Francis Albert Sinatra








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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Jersey Diners Rock NJ New

 

 





The BENDIX DINER

Route 17

HASBROUCK HEIGTS,  NJ







WHITE MANNA BURGERS

HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY





The MISS AMERICA DINER

JERSEY CITY

NEW JERSEY






FAVORITE AMERICAN DISHES

SECRET RECIPES

TACOS BURGERS BURRITOS

SOUPS - SANDWICHES

DINER FOOD and MORE









BOOKS & COFFEE








PULP FICTION

PULP FRANKENSTEIN









Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Recipe Korean Army Base Stew

 



KOREAN ARMY BASE STEW








AMERICA'S FAVORITE FOODS

And SECRET RECIPES

HOW to MAKE a McRIB at HOME

KFC FRIED CHICKEN

CHILI TACOS BURRITOS

SOUPS BURGERS STEAKS

BONE SUCKING BBQ SAUCE

And MUCH MORE ...








Monday, March 22, 2021

Anthony Bourdain Loved INnOUT BURGERS

 




Anthony Bordain Eats a Double-Double Burger

At In-N-Out BURGER

TONY says that "It's my Favorite Restaurant in LA"







TONY BOURDAIN at In-N-Out

BOURDAIN LOVES the In-N-Out Double-Double






The In-N-Out Double-Double






GOT ANY KAHLUA ?

aka The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK

The COLLECTED RECIPES of The DUDE

TACOS - BURRITOS

WHITE RUSSIAN COCKTAILS

MAUDE MEATLOAF 

COWBOY CHILI

In-N-Out BURGERS

And Other GREAT RECIPES

HOW to COOK SMART to SAVE TIME & MONEY



"ABIDE in IT"





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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Chopped Steak Recipe OldSchool

 




My Chopped Steak Dinner

Greenwich Village , New York





CHOPPED STEAK for DINNER TONIGHT







AMERICA'S FAVORITE DISHES

And SECRET RECIPES

STEAK - BURGERS

CHILI

TACOS - BURRITOS

MEATLOAF

SOUPS

PASTA

BONE SUCKING BBQ 

KFC SECRET RECIPE FRIED CHICKEN

And More ...















Sunday, November 1, 2020

McRib is Coming Back for Christmas 2020

"IT'S COMING BACK"

 
 
 
 

The McRIB

 
"It's Coming Back" !!!
 
The Glorious Day is DECEMBER 2, 2020
 
 
"The BEST THING to HAPPEN in 2020" ???
 
The McRIB WIll Be BACK for CHRISTMAS
 
 
MAKE it at HOME !!! McRIB RECIPE
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The BEST Veggie Burger Ever

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The GREATEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD
 
"I LOVE THEM" !!!
 
 
 
I LOVE Em !!! Dam? They are so Dam Good. 1st Off, I'm Not a Vegetarian, but about 8 years ago I started eating a lot less meat and more Veggies, and usually go 3 to 4 days a week Meatless. I was looking for a tasty Veggie Burger that I would LIKE and the 1st one I tried ( Quninoa Cowboy Veggie Burger by TRADER JOES) and it was literally LOVE at 1st BITE. "I just couldn't believe How Dam Tasty this Veggie Burger is. A week later I tried the Trader Joe's Masala Burger, it's not that good. The Quinoa Cowboy Burger has the Masala Veg Burger BEST by 1,00 times and I don't recommend the Masala Burger at all. I pan fry my Quinoa Cowboy Burger in a little Olive Oil on both sides, put it on a Toasted Buttered English Muffin with a little Mustard, Mayo, & Ketchup, Cheddar Cheese and 4 slices of Dill Pickle. It's so dam Tasty and I LOVE it so much, I can't stop eating them . PS I don't like the Trader Joe's English muffins, I'm sad tos ay, they're not that good. I use another brand. But I do LOVE most things I try at TRADER JOE'S. GREAT Company. 
 
Basta!
 
AMERICA'S FAVORITE DISHES
 
And SECRET RECIPES
 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New York s BEST Hotdogs are at RUTTS HUT NJ





RIPPERS at RUTT'S HUT

DEEP FRIED HOTDOGS






JIMMY EATS RIPPERS

DEEP FRIED HOTDOGS

At RUTT'S HUT

CLIFTON , NEW JERSEY





RUTT'S HUT

WORLDS BEST HOT DOG




DINER FOOD



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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How to Cook Perfect Steak







PERFECT COOKED STEAKS

at HOME

RECIPE in BELIEVE IT or NOT ??? !!!

GOT ANY KAHLUA ?

aka

The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK by DANIEL ZWICKE






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Recipes

WHITE RUSSIANS

COWBOY CHILI

GOOEY CHOPMEAT

and YES

The PERFECT STEAK





JAMIE OLIVER COOKS FLAT IRON STEAK
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VIDEO

Daniel Bellino Zwicke Cooks

The PERFECT GREENWICH VILLAGE NEWPORT STEAK

with BORDEAUX CHIANTI REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

and The ROLLING STONES





HANGER STEAK in GREENWICH VILLAGE


Daniel Bellino Zwicke




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by Daniel Zwicke




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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shake Shack Secret Burger Recipes




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SHACK BURGER

at SHAKE SHACK


NEW YORK CITY  

                                                                                                                 
This article was originally written and published by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke on January 16, 2012      Yes Boys and girls, we've got a Steak'n Shake. In new York that is. Not that very many of you have ever been yearning or heard of it. The popular Mid-West Burger (Not Steaks) and Shake Joint. Well I guess they must be thousands of native Mid-Westerners living in New York who've been dying for one, I'm sure at least 98% of New Yorker's ever heard of these guys. Until I saw them featured on a Food Show once, I'd never heard of them.      Anyway, they opened on Broadway and 53rd Street the other day. Went up there today to check them out.  Was checking out SeriousEats Burgers when I saw the piece and was reminded of them. Since I was just about to finish up my ritualistic Sunday Morning Coffee at Once Upon a Tarte and was thinking about what I was going to do for lunch, here it was. I'd jump on the 1 Train and take it up to 50th Street and try me one of those Steak'n Shake Burgers. A Original Double'n Fires to be exact, as I read in the SeriousEats piece that this was one the thing to get, and for just $3.99, a nice Double Patty Cheeseburger with Lettuce Tomato and onions, along with some Hand-Cut Fries. Got a Coke to go with that. I'll try a Shake on the next visit, along with their other signature Burger the 6 oz. Organic Beef Burger with Fries.     So I get to the Steak'n Shake and I'm happy to see there is no line, and not crowded. Just 1 customer ahead of me. I get to the counter and am greater by a tall Pretty Girl. Wonder if she's a Mid-Westerner? Well, she sure is pretty, and friendly to boot. I order my "Original" Double'n Fries and a Coke, and it comes to just a little over 6 Bucks. Not too bad for a Double Cheesebuger with Fies and a Coca-Cola to boot. And how will it taste. They say they're good. I believe them, and I'll find out soon enough. My buzzer lites up and vibrates, signaling that my order is ready. I get it.      Pull it out of the bag. It looks pretty good. Guess what? It is, pretty Dam Good that is. I like it. Not the best in the World, but very good. The Fries are excellent, Fresh, Crispy, seasoned properly, cooked just right. Yummm, I love em. And as for the comparison to my own top, New York's Best Burger (my Opinion and personal preference), it's the other Shake in the name Burger Joint that for me is new York's Best, and that's Shake Shack. Well, Shake Shack's # 1 Spot is intact. That's my top spot. Hold on now, stop your yelling and screaming. That's my own personal preference. I'm not saying they are the Best in New York, though for me they are the Best, and give me a minute and I'll tell you why. I know some will say Minetta's Black Label Burger get's the Top Nod (I like the Minetta Burger BETTER), some might say The Luger Burger at Peter Luger is Best and I love this one as well, New York's Best Burgers are many, but although I love the Burgers at Peter Luger, Minetta Tavern, The Spotted Pig, even The Corner Bistro now and then, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I really like McDonalds now and then. Yes I do. Hey i have the Balls to admit, they're actually better than many a "So-Called" renowned Burger of much higher prices and supposed High-Quality and Goodness. "Not!"     Now as to why I choose The Shake Shack Cheeseburger as New York's Best, # 1, First Prize, Champ, and I know I'm gonna get flack, hey this is my personal choice. But I'll tell you one thing about Me and Burgers, and this is fact. I know a hell of a lot more than most about this great American Invention. For one, I'm a food professional and former Chef. I have not recently jumped on the Burger Bandwagon in the past few years or so. I've been eating these bad boys for forty years and along with Sunday Sauce and Cannolis, I was weened on these things. My Dad took us to Diners Hot-Dog and Burger Joints all over the North East Coast of the United States chopping on Cheeseburgers and Dogs all along the way.      Now, let me tell you what, without question thee Best Burgers around are 4-6 ounce Patty's 1/2 to 3/4 inch think, no more, can be less. Big Fat-Ass 8, 9, 10 ounce Burgers are over done and plain just don't taste as good as a ones made of 4-6 ounce patties and no thicker then 3/4 of an inch. Also, they must "Cook in Their Own Fat" on a Flat-Top Grill, not a grated grill that lets the fat get lost and creates hard unappetizing grill marks. These Burgers that are usually about 4-5 ounce (can be 6) and that are cooked in their own fat on a Flat-Top Grill and served on a soft either Sesame Seed or Potato Bun, or regular seedless soft bun with White or Yellow American Cheese are tops and these kind of Burgers are known as  Diner Burgers. Forget those Thick-Ass 12 and 12 oz. burgers cooked medium-rare. They are too thick and too much rare ground beef just doesn't taste good, and especially if the meat is Dry Aged Ground Beef. Do you know what Dry Aged Beef is Actually? It's meat that is slowly under control deteriorating, and this kind of meat just doesn't taste good in ground form cooked rare or medium rare. Thick Burgers that are under cooked, do not have near the great taste of thinner burgers cooked through or close to thoroughly cooked at medium-well. Reason being that thinner burgers have a high ration of browned-meat to the whole total some of meat, and this is where the great flavor comes in, the two outside sides of a burgers patty that is browned, 90% of the flavor is here, and the thicker the burger the smaller the good  ratio of browned meat to not-browned is, thus making for a less tasty burger, a half inch  to 3/4 of an inch is best for the Tastiest Burger possible. These are just facts people, not opinions. This is the reason why a Shake Shack Burger taste better than a Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern. For what a Burger is (Ground Beef) and for the BEST way to cook it for Best Tastiest results, the burger should not be too thick, and it should be cooked on a Flat Top Grill to at least Medium or Medium-Well, not rare or medium rare. So there you have it, The Shake Shack Burger is the Best in Town, and the TASTIEST BURGERS all across America are these types of Burgers, about 4-5 ounces, not too thick and cooked on a flat top grill. Basta.    Oh, what about the burgers at Steak'n Shake. Well, they get high marks. They are very tasty, good quality beef, cooked on a flat top grill. Get em.


  Daniel Bellino Zwicke

  BEST BURGER in TOWN .... SHAKE SHACK BURGER

"SORRY BLACK LABEL ....IT'S NOT YOU"



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MINETTA TAVERN, Macdougal Street GREENWICH VILLAGE New York
photo Copyright Daniel Bellino-Zwicke






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The PERFECT BURGER Recipe

in The BADASS COOKBOOK

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Recipe to Make The SHAKE SHACK BURGER

 
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

JOSH OZERSKY Has Passed Away RIP

That's Very Sad News  .... R.I.P.  You Will Be MISSED !
 
 
A TRIBUTE to THE GREAT JOSH OZERSKY
 
One of The Best Food Writer New York (The World) Has Ever Seen
He Was GENUINE & REAL
 
 
Loved His ENTHUSIASM 
 
 
Like His Love for EISENBERG'S
 
and Everything & Everything That Was
 
REAL & TRUE
 
and
 
TASTY
 
JOSH Would SALIVATE
 
It was Real
 
It was CONTAGIOUS 
 
Josh Ozersky at EISENBERG'S
 
One of His FAVORITES
 
A REAL OLD-SCHOOL DINER
 
One of Just a Few in Left in New York
 
 
 
Josh Looks Happy
 
He's Got a Yummy Cheeseburger
 
 
JOSH with ANTHONY BOURDAIN
 
at KEEN'S STEAK HOUSE
 
NEW YORK
 
Josh Tell's Tony, "You Don't Drink Wine Here .. It's Whiskey, Single Malt 
Scotch Whiskey ... And the THING to Get, Is MUTTON CHOPS !!!
 
 
 
 
 
MUTTON CHOPS at KEEN'S
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLACK LABEL BURGER
 
at
 
MINETTA TAVERN
 
Josh Prefers The BLACK LABEL
 
I Like The MINETTA BURGER BETTER
 
So Do Many Others
 
Go There & Decide Yourself
 
 
MINETTA TAVERN
 
Macdougal Street & Minetta Lane
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
"WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK"
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
 
aka
 
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
 
 
ABIDE !!!
 
 
 
 
Josh Extols The Virtues
 
of
 
The HAMBURGER
 
Josh Ozersky on ABC NEWS