Friday, April 06, 2018

French Onion Burgers

This gourmet burger has sauteed leeks, crispy fried onions, and a thick slice of Gruyere on top!

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I was a little skeptical of this recipe because I'm not necessarily the biggest fan of French onion soup. However, I didn't see anything in the ingredients lists that made me bat an eye. I did have to look up what the heck a cornichon was because I had no idea - it's a French pickle. Thankfully, my grocery store had them in the little international food section (with the German foods).

This burger is seriously such a gourmet recipe. The "fry sauce" with cornichon was great. The sauteed leeks are one of my favorite burger toppings of all time. And the gruyere and crispy onions MAKE. THE. BURGER. All these components together almost pushed this burger into my favorite burger of all-time. Almost. It is my number two favorite burger and that's saying something...because I have made a ton of burgers I really love.

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What you need:
  • 1 tsp. cornichons, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. ketchup
  • 1 bunch leeks
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 to 2 lb. ground beef (I prefer 80/20)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Gruyere cheese, sliced
  • Onion rolls, toasted
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Mix together cornichons, mayonnaise, and ketchup. Place in fridge while you prepare the rest.
  2. Cut off the root and dark green portions of the leeks. Place in a bowl of cold water and let dirt settle to the bottom. Drain and then pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add leaks, season with salt, and saute for about 15 minutes. 
  4. Halve your onion and take a 1/2-inch slice off one of onions. Finely dice that slice and set the remaining onion aside.
  5. Mix together ground beef and diced onion. Form into 6 to 8 patties. Salt and pepper each patty.
  6. Preheat an inch of oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 375 degrees.
  7. Slice remaining onions. Place milk and hot sauce in a bowl and whisk together. In a separate bowl, add flour.
  8. Dredge sliced onions through milk mixture and then flour.
  9. Fry in hot oil until they are browned. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.
  10. Grill patties or cook in a skillet. Flip once and add gruyere slices to each patty and let melt a little.
  11. Slather prepared cornichon sauce on the bottom bun. Top with caramelized leeks, then burger and crispy onion rings. Cover with the top bun and serve!
Recipe from Cooking on a Budget

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If you're wondering what my all-time favorite burger's this Italian Burger with Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions recipe. I am really wanting to try this French Onion Pasta from Stephanie Cooks - it's not completely French Onion soup, so I think I will love it.


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