Burgers & Fries

Home made hamburgers don’t have to taste home made… you can jazz them up and make them better than a $5.00 burger!

1 lb. ground beef
salt
pepper
6 slices bacon
1 C mushrooms, sliced
1 C onion, diced
1 T butter
4 slices cheese
2 hamburger buns
Mayo, mustard, ketchup, etc.

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Place the bacon on a baking sheet and bake until crispy, about 10 minutes.
Place the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and onions and sauté until caramelized, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Make 4 patties out of the ground beef.
Heat a griddle to medium heat and place the patties on the hot surface. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until edges are cooked. Flip and cook another few minutes, until the burgers are done throughout.
To assemble the burger, place the bottom half of bun on a plate. Add mayo, mustard, or other condiments. Place a burger, top with cheese, then another burger and cheese. Top with bacon and sautéed veggies. Place the top of the bun on the burger.
Repeat with remaining ingredients,

 Fries
Russet potatoes
sea salt
100% peanut oil, for frying

Cut the potatoes into fries and then soak in ice-cold water until the water runs completely clear.  You will have to drain the water and add more cold water a few times to achieve this.  This will wash away the excess starches.
Set your deep fryer to 345-350 degrees F.
Drop some of your fries into the fryer until they turn a very light brown.  Remove from fryer and let them rest for at least 5-10 minutes.
After they have rested, fry them a second time to your desired doneness.

Season with sea salt.
For Cajun fries, dust the fries with a Cajun spice blend

Serve everything hot!
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