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Old 05-03-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Burger Patty additions

When making home made burger patties.... is it ideal to use an egg and flour to combine the mince and flavours?

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Old 05-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
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I try to keep burgers simple. Ground beef and some seasoned salt.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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A lot of recipes call for egg and breadcrumbs along with other flavorings. I have never tried flour.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:07 PM   #4
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I keep it simple too. I buy very cheap ground chuck ($1.59/lb), not lean at all. Ball them to tennis ball size, put them between wax papers, and press down using a large canned food item to form the patty. Salt/pepper them and slap them on the hot grill. Juicy.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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I've never tried flour either, but I have breadcrumbs. I make hamburger patties all sorts of ways, from meatloaf style (with egg) to stuffed with cheese to plain jane. Lately I have been seasoning the burger before forming into a patty, rather than when it's on the grill (or in the pan). I've been chopping onion and mixing that in as well. I like onion better in the burger than laying on top, unless the onion has been sautéed.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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One thing about making hamburger patties is that they fall apart while cooking.
So...which of the ingredients mentioned binds them better? Egg?
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:03 PM   #8
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One thing about making hamburger patties is that they fall apart while cooking.
So...which of the ingredients mentioned binds them better? Egg?
Egg will work as a binder but you really shouldn't have a problem with burgers holding together. You could try either oiling the grill grate just before you put the burgers down or spraying a touch of oil on the burger before putting it on the grill. Also, don't try to move the burger around before it unsticks from the grill.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #9
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I try to keep burgers simple. Ground beef and some seasoned salt.

I make them simpler then you. I just use Ground Beef. Everyone can add the condiments of choice. If I waned Meat Loaf, I would make Meat Loaf.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #10
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I have put eggs and bread crumbs to them, I really just prefer to keep the meat plain with a little salt and pepper. I don't have a lot of trouble with them falling apart. I have found that happens when you move them around too much.
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