American Cheeseburger: Patty Perfection

The Meat Matters

The first step in perfecting the patty is selecting the right meat. Opt for a high-quality ground beef blend with a good ratio of fat to lean meat.

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Seasoning Savvy

The art of seasoning is about enhancing, not overpowering, the natural flavors of the meat.

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Handcrafted Patties

Avoid the uniformity of machine-formed patties and embrace the personal touch of handcrafting.

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Perfect Thickness

The thickness of your patty plays a crucial role in achieving the perfect burger. Aim for a patty that is about 3/4 to 1 inch thick.

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Mastering the Sear

The sear is where the magic happens. Preheat your cooking surface (whether it's a grill, griddle, or skillet) until it's smoking hot.

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Timing is Everything

Knowing when your patty is cooked to perfection is an art. For a medium-rare burger, cook each side for about 3-4 minutes.

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