The Breslin Burger at Home
I first saw this on Food Network - on The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Burgers. This is the signature burger at The Breslin in New York City. It seemed too simple to be a best thing but sometimes the best things are really that simple.
I like the way the crisp red onions mix with the feta that is made a little creamy when it's placed on the hot burger. Rather than a grill, I seared mine in my trusty cast iron pan. A quick cumin mayo gives just a hint of spice.
Editors Note: The Wife has asked me to post that we had this back in the early fall before the baby was on the way so the undercooked meat and bubbly were legal and safe! Enjoy!
1 Lb Ground Lamb
Salt and Pepper to taste
Brick of Feta Cheese (that can be cut into slices)
Sliced Red Onion
Cumin Mayo (Recipe to follow)
2 Tablespoons of Cumin
1/4 Cup of Mayonnaise
Mix together and refrigerate until ready to use.
These are big, thick burgers - so make form two 1/2 lb patties and season the outside with salt and pepper.
Thinly slice your red onions - a mandolin makes this easy.
Using a thicker cut, slice your feta.
Place a pan over medium to medium-high heat. Cook the burgers about 8 minutes on each side for a medium-rare to medium.
Serve immediately on a pretzel roll - garnish with cumin mayo, a thick slice of feta and slices of red onion.
We served these with a sparkling Rose - a perfect pairing - Francois Montand for around $10 from Total Wine is one of the best sparkling wine buys that I've found.