Would you Like Fries with That?

Catch up night!

We did fried green tomatoes on cheeseburgers again the other night.  It’s gonna be hard this winter =(  I did some fries from a bag (time constraints) and steamed cabbage to accompany.

I’ll post my recipes tonight.

Jesse's plate.  The mustard sputtered out on me while I was trying to dress it.

Jesse’s plate. The mustard sputtered out on me while I was trying to dress it.

Steamed cabbage

Cut a head of cabbage in half and remove “core”, that hard, impossible-to-eat part.  Then cut small strips and place in kettle.  Pour about 1 cup of water in the pot and turn to high. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to your preferred taste.  Stir and place lid on pot.  Stir occasionally, checking water levels.  If water boils out, add small amounts until cabbage is at desired tenderness.  I guaranteed you’ll think it’s fried.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Firm, green tomatoes

Melt half a stick of butter in skillet over medium-low heat while prepping tomatoes.  Slice about 1/4 inch thick and dredge in mixture of about 1 cup flour, generous pinch of salt, dash of pepper, and 1/4 cup sugar.  Place in pan and sprinkle a little more sugar on top.  Fry until golden brown on both sides.  Add more butter to the pan as needed.

Perfect Cheeseburger

1/2 pound of fresh ground beef per person
Large-grain salt, such as Kosher or Sea Salt
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and form your patties.  Liberally season one side of the patty with salt then pepper and place that side down in the pan.  As that side cooks, season the other side just as liberally.  Cook 5-6 minutes per side.  We prefer our burgers a little pink, so adjust times accordingly.  Place your desired cheese on top of each burger and cover with a lid for 30 seconds to melt the cheese.  Place on bun with all the delicious toppings!  (I did a green tomato and spicy brown mustard.  YUM!)

What’s your dream burger?  Your favorite burger joint?