Yesterday was spent traveling for work. Almost 16 hours on the road and in traffic almost the entire time. Being a stress eater, I start craving foods one can never eat while traveling like juicy skillet fried burgers. First thing this morning, I searched through the hundreds of saved recipes across multiple apps and cookbooks and landed on Apple Cheddar Pork Burgers. All I have to say is, my oh my...
Instead of using bagged shredded cheese, I used mild block cheddar cheese. Wanting a juicy burger, I was worried the potato starch used to keep the pre-shredded cheese from sticking would alter the final burger product. Fresh rosemary was omitted as it was not available. Finally, not wanting to cheap out on the juice home fried burger experience, I splurged from the plain old burger bun and sprung for a potato bun. Toppings were simply extra cheddar cheese, mustard, and lettuce as I wanted to patty to be the star of the show.
Scaled for Likability: Great
This was everything I was looking for in a skillet burger. The burger was juicy and the flavors of the apple, cheddar, and pork paired fantastically. Using iceberg lettuce offered additional crunch factor. Skillet frying the potato bun allowed for a crunchy outside yet soft inside to catch all the wonderful juices. Next time these are made, to the pork I would add 1 tablespoon of mustard, 1 tsp of salt, and increase the apple quantities. Also, to take this burger to the next level I would add slices of bacon to the top of the patty before I added the additional cheese.