Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Burger Purism?

I think I've become a burger purist.

Let me explain. For example, in the french fry world, a really good french fry does not need ketchup. In fact, if it's a really good french fry, ketchup wrecks it. And so the perfect french fry stands on its own- golden brown, a good crisp to soft ratio, a bit of salt.

I think I feel the same way about a hamburger. The true test of a burger is to get it as plain as you can handle, with only the toppings in its name. A bacon mushroom swiss burger should have just those things. Etc. If the burger is good, the delicious flavor will have nowhere to hide.

That, and onions seem to make me burp.


At Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:40:00 PM CDT, Blogger cljo said...

But don't you get bored?

At Wednesday, July 9, 2008 5:58:00 PM CDT, Blogger gc said...

There's the rub (Ha! meat pun!). I don't think you'd get bored with a good hamburger. For example, while eating my burger last night, I was able to enjoy the flavor of the toasted bun, as well as the delicious browning of the meat. I might have missed that if there was junk all over it.

I may have over stated my case slightly, anyway. I'm not against toppings. Just noticing their lack of necessity.

At Friday, July 11, 2008 3:37:00 PM CDT, Anonymous cso said...

I've been saying for years that Mcd's fries don't need ketchup...until I went to Les Halles...those fries rock. Ketchup only makes the fries worse...although mayo can be a good dipping sauce. (i will now wait patiently for the INS and Homeland Security to come check my documents to ensure I was in fact born in the US).

At Friday, July 11, 2008 5:04:00 PM CDT, Blogger gc said...



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