Thursday, February 12, 2009

I Want A

It's Week 3 and I would give my right arm, left leg, a kidney and half my liver for a really good hamburger right now. Yes, JC has a burger. It's a turkey burger. It's quite good actually even the bun. But there's something about a burger that's freshly prepared with all the right ingredients. I mean the right blend of lean meat and fat, a little salt and pepper, fresh lettuce, a couple of slices of cheddar/swiss/smoked gouda, bacon, grilled red onions and a little mayo.

While I love a grilled hamburger because of the smoky flavor cooking on an open flame gives it, I prefer a burger that's griddled or fried. I've been known to bake a burger. Too much shrinkage that way. I'll work on it though.

As to the accompaniment for my perfect burger, I'll take a fried or roasted potato of some sort any day. I love waffle fries, shoestrings, roasted potato wedges, curly fries, steak fries if they're done right. I'm not terrible picky. They just have to be crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Really, who likes cold, pale, limp french fries?

How about you? If you were in my shoes, what meal would you miss the most? How would you prepare it? Better yet, do you love burgers and fries? If so, how do you like them?

2 comments:

Mrs. L said...

I'm here to confess. We had burgers on Monday. Wonderful, big juicy burgers. We had an excuse. We had to visit a relative up in SF at the hospital. The hospital cafeteria was closed so what were we to do? Find a wonderful hole in the wall place in the city with excellent burgers. And fries. I drank water with it though, does that count?
And I'd miss Jack in the Box tacos. I know I know, but they are my favorite!

AJ said...

We all have our vices. Today, I wanted a Little Debbie Dunkin Stick. I have not had one in about four years or so. I think that you should write about your coffee trials.