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Halfway mark! A hamburger recipe...

Everlast Hamburgers
The final Recipe by jazzgran for you all =)
If you missed the first two, find them here and here.


To extend the amount of patties to help feed unexpected guests or for a large family, my Father (jazzgran's of course), who was an excellent cook, would make patties using ground meat, approximately 1 1/2 pounds of beef or pork. This was more than 65 years ago during my growing up years. He would mix in 1 medium to large finely grated potato and 1 medium to large finely grated onion with 2 whole large eggs. Then he would put salt and pepper to taste. You knead all the ingredients together to make sure they're well mixed - you might need to use your hands - and set out a Large fry pan with approximately 1 tablespoon of butter or oil on medium heat. Form patties about the size of an egg. Flatten slightly and place slightly in the frying pan. It's important that they're roughly the same size so they cook evenly... When you notice the ones touching the bottom of the pan becoming golden brown, turn them and watch for a good color. If you wonder about when they are done, simply use your flipper to split one in half down the middle - if there's any pink they're not done yet... Enjoy!

That list again:
1 1/2 pounds of beef or pork
1 medium to large finely grated potato
1 medium to large finely grated onion
2 whole large eggs
1 tablespoon of butter or oil
Large fry pan

Trust me - from experience, these burgers are a million times better than the usual all-beef kind. Try it sometime, you might be surprised! Those are the burgers we had tonight for supper =)

I suggest two that you try it with grated carrot salad - there's a secret to that, too. If you grate up a bunch of carrots and toss them in some mayonaise and sugar, it's the most wonderful thing to go with hamburgers. If you're feeling adventurous, try putting in some apple or pineapple, too!
HALFWAY DONE the Blogathon. I'm kind of tired and brainfrozen already, but I'd imagine everyone is... My family keeps plying me with food, so I'm enjoying things.
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You're doing great! And I'd always thought there had to be a better filler for hamburgers than bread crumbs, which makes them taste more like meatloaf. I'm gonna have to try that.