Yesterday we made hamburgers for our Sunday dinner. The first step was to make some buns, because the ones they sell in the supermarkets aren't so good. We have a good recipe for buns — hotdog or hamburger — if anybody wants it.
The second step was to grind some beef and form it into patties. We had just over a pound of beef (beef chuck steak, basse-côte, is what I prefer), so we made four quarter-pound (120 g) patties. We could buy the beef already ground, but when you do it yourself you can be more confident about what it contains.
Tomatoes from the garden make the burgers that much better, and now is our tomato season. We also had lettuce and mayonnaise on our hamburgers, and we made them as cheeseburgers using some French Comté cheese. The tomatoes we picked look a little green in the photo, but that's the variety's color at full ripeness.
Finally, there's lunch. We made potato chips by slicing the potatoes thinly using a mandolin and then frying them in peanut oil. Walt grilled some slices of zucchini along with the hamburger patties. The burgers were tall, but we still managed to pick them up, squeeze them a little, and eat them with our hands rather than with a knife and fork.
Bon appétit !