You Can Make The Burger From “The Menu” And Here’s How
Have you watched the latest streaming sensation everyone’s talking about? I’m referring to HBO Max’s “The Menu.” If not, you have to catch it. Ralph Fiennes stars as a chef at the fancy, yet mysterious island restaurant full of deadly surprises. No doubt, it’s a dark plot. But, I loved it. I guess with my love of all things food, I enjoyed the mocking of the super pretentious “chefy” chef types and those who worship them. Anyway, not to spoil anything, there’s a scene-stealing burger at the end I keep thinking about. People magazine shares what happened when a consulting chef for the film helped them make the burger from “The Menu.” The chef says “burger balls” are the secret, along with 80/20 ground beef. He takes ground sirloin and divides it into 8 balls. And, I always hear that handling the meat as little as possible is also important. He agrees. That can sometimes result in a tougher product.
Then, he places the burger balls into cast iron. He puts a piece of parchment on top so he can press down without sticking. Next, he presses the balls into a thin patty. This is the time to season and add very thinly sliced yellow onions on top. And, then flip the patties leaving the onions on the underside steaming and infusing the flavor into the fat. He uses the iconic American cheese. In my opinion, it’s the absolute best burger cheese. Toast up the buns in some butter. The chef uses pickles on the bottom and ketchup. Finally, the chef stacks the patties and gives a press. It really is that simple. You probably won’t want the other items on the film’s menu. But, you can make the burger from “The Menu” and get rave reviews!