Thursday, March 15, 2012
Bite with Belkys: French Onion Burger from Shula Burger (Postcard Inn, Islamorada, Florida Keys)
As spring break is coming to end , so is our dining out at the Florida Keys series. In this last spot, the chef is showing us how to make a perfect mouth watering burger. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef: Peter Farrand
The Restaurant: Raw Bar (PostCard Inn, Islamorada, Florida Keys)
The Dish: French Onion Burger
12 oz. of ground chuck, formed into a burger pattie
1/2 lb. of white onion, sliced
3/4 oz. of clarified butter
2 Tbs of sherry wine vinegar
2 Tbs of water
1/8 tsp. of chicken base
1/4 tsp. of beef base
1/8 tsp. of sea salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. of dried thyme
1/4 tsp. of fresh thyme
2 brioche buns
4 slices of gruyere cheese
Method of Preparation:
-Begin caramelizing sliced onion in a hot pot with clarified butter.
-Then, deglaze the onions with sherry wine vinegar and a little water.
-Next, add chicken base and beef base. Make sure to season with salt, pepper, dried thyme and fresh thyme. Stir it all together and set it to the side.
-After, butter and toast a brioche bun. You can add a slice of gruyere cheese and let it melt.
-Now, season the burger pattie with salt and pepper and grill. At the restaurant, they use a combination of premium black angus beef, brisket and short rib.
-When the meat is almost ready, top it with a slice of gruyere cheese.
At the restaurant, they spread a garlic herb mayonnaise over the bun, add the burger, and top it with the french onions and croutons. Chef Peter, also serves a side of sea salt fries.
Serving Suggestion: Pinot Noir
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