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    Realy good burgers

    Really good burgers.. dont have to be money.. but they need cooking by a person who knows his/her hot plate

    MLyons and I just went to a local bacon wagon, where the guys know us and we have some good bants, and where we've all been looked after well for a good while now.

    My normal "Friday Filth" is a bacon and mushroom baguette.. flat side down toasted just before the contents go in..

    but MLyons convinced me today that the burger was worth a crack and beside... he had his wallet out.

    So.. double 1/4 lb'er burger,s double cheese (American slices orange rubbery gear) melted over (no klosch, didn't need one) , double bacon and a bed of iceberg in the bottom for me. Quick snort of American mustard in there and ...

    BANG!!

    What a burger. He was soooooooooooooooooo right. Those buns were upside down on the hotplate for a minute pre serve, absorbing some of the magic from the bacon cooking and WHAT A BURGER!!!

    cant pretend its healthy.
    cant pretend it's posh nosh.
    nothing to hide behind either....a crap burger is obvious from the first bite.. an average one from the second... this one was holiday all the way through to the lip-wipe

    BANG.. awesome lunch time gob full

    I LOVE a good burger.. and it puts the stupidly bland Nando's we all had last week to shame
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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Oh god that just makes my mouth water, here in our local town we have a burger joint called Rio's thats been going for at least 20 years. It used to serve the type of burger you're talking about, but following multiple changes of ownership, they're now just trading on their reputation and the quality and taste has melted away over time. Such a shame, used to be all homemade organic burgers, now you can clearly tell that they are using pre-made processed rubbish.

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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I LOVE a good burger...
    So do I... which is why I'm struggling to work out why on Earth you'd then piddle all over it with American mustard???!!!

    's wrong wit' you, boy??!!

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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Well, a good burger really only requires two elements - quality ingredients propetly used, and good cooking technique.

    Also, done right, they aren't particularly unhealthy.

    Personally, I'm not that bothered about American mustard, though it wouldn't be my choice. I'd prefer a ZERY light application of British, or even Dijon, but either way, extremely light spread or it ruins it for me. Mustard must be a seasoning, for me, not a major flavour.

    American cheese, on the other hand .....

    Also, not posh nosh? Y'know, I've had a burger or two in some very fancy restaurants, and by "fancy" I mean very, VERY good, and certainly not cheap, but not the pretentious type.

    While the local food truck might not be Michelin-starred, there's no reason why it can't be superb given quality ingredients and a cook that knows what he/she is doing.

    By a strange coincidence, my local pub/restaurant does a pretty good burger (and other things) and the better half and me are due to be there is a few hours. I wasn't planning on a burger, but this thread may have just changed my menu choice.
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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Oh god that just makes my mouth water, here in our local town we have a burger joint called Rio's thats been going for at least 20 years. It used to serve the type of burger you're talking about, but following multiple changes of ownership, they're now just trading on their reputation and the quality and taste has melted away over time. Such a shame, used to be all homemade organic burgers, now you can clearly tell that they are using pre-made processed rubbish.
    I've not been there for a good 10 years! Sad to hear the demise.

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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Try burgers & sausages by http://www.beyondmeat.com/ when they're available "by the end of the year" at (so far) just Tesco.

    They're supposed to be very nice.

    I'm very much a carnivore but am trying to eat less meat due to the CO2e (methane) and land use implications

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    Re: Realy good burgers

    I found the best burger is always the one you have to hand after getting somewhat sloshed.


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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I found the best burger is always the one you have to hand after getting somewhat sloshed.
    Are they high end burgers or low end
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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Are they high end burgers or low end
    If he's really tied one on, just don't leave your best leather shoes laying about.
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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Are they high end burgers or low end
    Don't matter then! I couldn't tell the difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    If he's really tied one on, just don't leave your best leather shoes laying about.
    That's an interesting concept -a tieable burger. Definitely useful in case the patty slips out.


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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Well, Zak, my dinner included an 8oz handmade Angus burger (meat comes from a farm about 5 miles from me), with a Portobello mushroom with melted Brie, rasher of dry-smoked back bacon, red onion relish (and, of course, lettuce and beefsteak tomato) on a toasted Brioche bun, with chips, a REALLY nice salad, and a spicy tomato salsa.
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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Well, Zak, my dinner included an 8oz handmade Angus burger (meat comes from a farm about 5 miles from me), with a Poryobello mushroom with melted Brie, rasher of dry-smoked back bacon, red onion relish (and, of course, lettuce and beefsteak tomato) on a toasted Brioche bun, with chips, a REALLY nice salad, and a spicy tomato salsa.
    So defintely better than the Papriked chicken I just had!!


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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Better than my two fish fingers and peas (although I did enjoy them!)
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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    So defintely better than the Papriked chicken I just had!!
    Damn.I wouldn't have believed anything would make me feel hungry tonight, and you had to mention that.

    Hmmm.

    Well, it's a bit like asking me if I prefer driving a Ferrari or an Aston Martin. They're both really nice, but very different, and which I prefer depends on how I feel on the day.
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    Re: Realy good burgers

    it's ALL better than Nandos.....how the HELL that got so popular is an utter mystery!

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    Re: Realy good burgers

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Better than my two fish fingers and peas (although I did enjoy them!)
    Rather like burgers, "fish fingers" vary from really, really nice to truly disgusting. I hope you had the former.
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