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The Two Buck Burger

A burger may be the death of me.

Let me start this by saying, you could make this healthier by using ground turkey, by why would you want to? 

I mean, the hamburger is already suffering an identity crisis, considering it’s not made of ham at all. So it’s beef, it’s called ham and now you want to call it a turkey. Give a burger a chance, will ya? I know if I switched to turkey burgers, we only eat turkey twice a year for a reason, I would live a couple years longer, but why would I want to without hamburgers?

You start with a third of a pound of hamburger, or turkey if you’ve got nothing else to do, form it into a square like a Krystal or White Castle burger only it’ll be bigger. Add salt and pepper to taste, then place in a pan and fry until it starts to brown. When you think it’s done enough for you, place both halves of a split ciabatta roll on top of each burger.  Allow them to simmer on top, getting steamed and slightly greasy at the same time. If you’re in the habit of eating tofu anything, ignore that last part. After a little while lift rolls, flip burgers and add cheese, replace rolls and allow them to sit a spell longer. I added let, tom, pickles, mayo, mustard and ketchup — you add the things you normally put on your burgers. What you have is a tasty burger for less than two bucks. These will amaze your friends and impress your family.

Just for your information, the hamburger started in Germany in the town of Hamburg — hamburger is a descriptive noun used to describe someone from Hamburg. In the 18th and 19th century, German sailors introduced what was referred to as the Hamburg Steak to America and they were sold in many incarnations in American coastal cities.

The American version of the modern hamburger is believed to have been invented in Athens, Texas, In 1880, by Fletcher Davis, but as many as ten others claim the accomplishment.

I remember when I was traveling the world, back during the '70s and '80s; I decided to become a vegetarian. I made it over a year, but found myself having to spend 34 days in an unnamed jungle in Southeast Asia. I did not dream of tofu, beer, steak, banana pudding or biscuits. I did dream of a good, greasy hamburger. When we crawled out of the jungle we did not search for the shower which we were way over due for. We did not search for women, who were everywhere. We parked those parts of our gear which have no part in acceptable society, with our youngest member and went in search of golden arches, they being a symbol which guarantees you will get what you order, regardless of where you are on the planet.

Burgers might not be the best thing for you, but at sometimes that doesn’t matter. That burger signified the death of vegetarianism for me and I’ve never been back to visit the grave. Hope you enjoy.

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