Cheeseburgers and Home Fries

Morning! Last night I made this yummy meal…

Home Fries- 3 Idaho potatoes cut in to wedges coated with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Roasted in the oven for 30 minutes.

 

The Burger…

I took a pound of meat and let it come to room temperature.  To the meat I simply added salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. Take off you rings, and just get in there…mix it all together, but DO NOT OVER MIX! Your meat can become tough. Portion out 4 burgers. I just take the meat and cut it into 4 equal pieces. You could use a knife, vegetable chopper, or pizza cutter. Press your thumb in the middle of the burger. Why? Well, this creates a uniform and level burger that cooks more evenly. If you don’t, your burger will be fat in the middle and flat on the outsides. Boo to a uneven burger!

 

Now on to the pan. Grills are fine. Cast iron grills are better. Cast iron pans are the best. I love how the burgers get that yummy crust and picks up all the flavoring of the cast iron pan, not to mention adds to the pan’s flavoring. Make sure your pan is SCREAMING hot so they don’t stick. Add the burgers and leave them. DO NOT PRESS ON THE BURGER! Resist the urge to turn them over until they are ready… I can tell they are ready when a see a tiny crust forming and about half of the burger seems to be turning from pink to brown. I say about 5-6 minutes.

 

Then after 3 minutes, add your cheese. I used cheddar. Put a lid on it for 1 minute, take your pan off the heat.  Everyone was so hungry, I wasn’t able to take a before picture, but as you can see, they were a hit! =)

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