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How to Cook a Perfect Burger Patty: Main Secrets of a Professional Cook


Cooking a perfect burger isn’t that easy. However, with the small secrets below, you can easily cope with this task.

  • Mince the meat yourself! Of course, you can simply buy the ready minced meat in the shop. You are, however, risking it being dry, tasteless or too fatty. If you want to cook a perfect patty, make your own minced meat at home. Choose fresh lamb. And keep in mind that the meat shouldn’t be lean. However, if you don’t like food with high percentage of fat, add cold water into the bowl with the meat.
  • Avoid extra spices. To cook a perfect patty, you need to use the minimal amount of spices: salt and pepper. No garlic, onion, eggs and bread. These ingredients will spoil the taste of the classic lamb patty!
  • Baking tray a perfect patty. If you like to cook burgers at home, buy a special press to baking tray tight patties.
  • Keep the minced meat cold. Before you get down to cooking patties, put the main ingredients into the fridge for 10-20 minutes. Your hands should be very cold as well when you start forming the patties.
  • Don’t forget to preheat the pan. No matter whether it’s a grill pan or an ordinary one, make sure to preheat it well. Add several spoons of vegetable oil for the patty not to burn.

Now you know all the main secrets for cooking the best burger patty. Save the recipe and get down to cooking!

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
3 cups
280 cals
Salt, pepper
to taste
10 ml
for frying
135 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
415 cals
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  1. Cut meat into large pieces and grind it. Dust the minced meat with some salt and pepper. Baking tray patties and put each one on the baking paper, making sure they do not touch.
  2. Cook each patty for 5-8 minutes on both sides.
  3. Take each juicy patty and put it on a paper towel to dry the frying oil residue.

If you are looking for a nice ground lamb burger recipe, here are some simple instructions - follow it and you’ll be able to prepare tasty hamburger recipes by yourself:

  • Choose a classic bun. There should be no additional ingredients. The only exception is sesame seeds.
  • Use any type of cheese, but keep in mind that you should put it on the dry part of the bun for it not to turn into a white mass.
  • Choose your perfect veggies carefully - you can use pickles, salad leaves, onion, tomatoes, and fresh cucumbers.
  • Use your imagination with the choice of sauces. A traditional choice is a mixture of mustard and ketchup. You can instead decide to use creamy sauces or mayonnaise for a more subtle taste. Those who prefer spicy sauces may choose BBQ or a spicy tomato sauce.

Now you’re a real professional and can cook burgers with perfect patties for everyone! Share these tips with your friends.

Chef Andrew
My name is Andrew. I am the chef of the site "Very Tasty". This is a real creative kitchen!
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