Monday, February 21, 2011
It was time for a burger; time for some Man Food. I made these for my husband, Pritchard Parker.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1 pound ground chuck
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
4 whole wheat buns
Heat oil, in a cast iron skillet or other heavy frying pan, over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion slices. Cook and stir the onions until tender and caramelized. Remove onions from the skillet and set aside.
While the onions are cooking, gently pat the ground chuck into 4 patties, handling the meat as little as possible; salt and pepper to taste. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter each bun and place on a baking sheet. Slice the cheese.
Toast the buns in the preheated oven until just beginning to brown.
Place the burger patties into the hot skillet and cook until well browned on the first side. Flip over and cook until almost done. Top with the reserved onions and with the cheese slices. Turn off heat and cover the skillet. Let the burgers rest and the cheese melt, in the residual heat, for about 10 minutes.
Serve on the toasted buns with potato chips and a dill pickle.