I’ve said this several times but a good hamburger may well be Bev’s favorite food. And she likes them loaded up with stuff plus a reasonably thick burger – not like the meatballs you see served by restaurants on TV though.
The problem has always been finding a bun that will stand up to the eating process and not fall apart or turn to mush. Recently she and the SIL had their first burger at Fuddruckers and Bev said that not only was it a good burger but the bun held up.
As it turns out, their philosophy is “You don't put the World's Greatest Hamburger on the World's second greatest bun. Not if you want to remain the World's Greatest Hamburger™,” so they make their own buns and sell them separately. Bev brought home a bag to see how they would do with one of her burgers.
She started with burgers that looked like they had to be at least half-pounders and after I grill them, the construction process began and included the cheese added while grilling, lettuce, onion, tomatoes (the good ones), jalapeno slices, mustard, mayo, and pickle slices (I had mine on the side to cut down on the height). This is mine and I neatened it up a little prior to attacking it - I wish I'd measured it's height.
As you can see, the bun itself is pretty thick and not for those who are on a low-carb diet and to give it a good test, it wasn’t given the extra strength of toasting. Neither the bun crust or inside were as soft as the typical store bought buns, which seem to just be regular bread dough baked in a different shape, but both were plenty soft enough. I can’t say if it was the buns thickness, the dough they used, their baking process, or all of them, but the bun lasted until the very end, even though it had to be mauled to get my mouth around it. These have just become our go-to burger buns.
A tip we learned a long time ago – never put the tomato against the bun as it will soak and weaken it, as will anything wet – ours always gets dry lettuce as the top layer and it's probably best to put the cheese against the bottom half or another piece of lettuce as a juicy burger will also do it in.
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2/16/13 meal date