James Beard's Favorite Hamburger

Yield:
about 4 hamburgers
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chopped beef chuck or round
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
Directions

Spread the meat out on a board and grate 2 to 3 tablespoons of onion into it—use a fairly fine grater so you get just the juice and very finely grated raw onion. Now mix in about a tablespoon of heavy cream and some freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Form into patties--a 6 to 8-ounce patty for an average serving.

Using a black iron skillet or your best copper one or your pet aluminum frying pan, Teflon-coated or not (with a Teflon coating you won't need much fat, just a little bit for flavor), and cook the hamburgers in the butter and oil over fairly high heat, giving it 4 to 5 minutes a side, depending on how well done you like it. Salt this creamy, oniony, peppery hamburger before serving it on a buttered bun or English muffin, or as a main course with sliced tomatoes and onions or some home-fried potatoes.


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