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Cookery: The Juicy Lucy

02 Sep September 02

I’m not really much of a cook, and this is the first time I have blogged about cooking. But I thought I would share an experiment that I did in creating a Juicy Lucy burger.

I was watching Man vs Food recently, which I enjoy watching for the Travelog aspect and the food, although I confess that the eating contest part of it leaves me queasy. In a world where some people are starving, it feels rather distasteful (no pun intended) that Competitive Eaters force-feed themselves more food than they require. But anyway.

One of the burgers I have seen mentioned several times is the Juicy Lucy, which is a burger where it has cheese inside the beef patty, and I thought I would have a go at recreating it myself.

Now, I could have googled how to do it properly, but instead I decided to wing it and just work it out myself.

I chose two quarter pound beef burgers from the Tesco Finest range, and flattened them out with the palm of my hand.

Flatten the patty

Flatten the patty

Next I took a slice of Leerdammer Light, folded it up, and placed it on one of the patties.

Cheese it

Cheese it

Then I laid the other patty on top, and pinched and formed the edges to seal it into one half pound patty.

Two become one

Two become one

Since I like mushrooms with my burger, I sliced some mushrooms in order to sauté them. No badgers were involved though.

Mushroom, Mushroom!

Mushroom, Mushroom!

For condiments, I used Hellmann’s Chunky Burger Sauce, Heinz tomato ketchup, and I would also be adding some plastic cheese. For the burger bun, I would be using one of Tesco’s Brioche burger buns.

Condiments

Condiments

I grilled the burger, and when it was almost done I put two slices of plastic cheese on top, and I also toasted the bun.

Once the bun was toasted, I put some of the Hellman’s Chunky Burger sauce on the bottom layer of the bun.

Saucy

Saucy

Then the burger went on top.

Layering up

Layering up

Next was some ketchup, and the mushrooms.

Layering up

Layering up

Then some iceberg lettuce.

Layering up

Layering up

Then I served with some oven chips.

Completed burger

Completed burger

I put all the ingredients into MyFitnessPal and it came out at 1,320 kCals. Which is about what I expected. So not something you would want to eat every day, but not excessive.

Calories

Calories

The burger was very tasty and juicy. I don’t think I fully recreated the Juicy Lucy but I certainly succeeded in making a tasty burger.

 

Posted by on 2nd September 2019 in Cooking, Diary

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