Since it seems like every food gets its own holiday nowadays, September 18th just so happens to be National Cheeseburger Day! So in honor of this magical day, I’m going to describe my dream cheeseburger:
First off, we start with a nice, fresh, soft Challah roll.
Next, the patty: Pat LaFrieda is the #1 name in burgers, so obviously, their 8oz shortrib blend – a delicious mix of flavorful meats – would make the perfect burger base.
Cooked to a perfectly pink-centered medium, of course.
Lettuce (preferably bibb or green leaf) and Tomato (a big, crisp beefsteak slice), obviously.
A few slices of fresh avocado
Some thick cut Applewood smoked bacon (Because, Bacon)
A fried egg
And finally, the most important part of all. The thing that really makes a cheeseburger a cheeseburger – THE CHEESE!
I’d go with a Cabot clothbound cheddar: a little bit sharp, a little bit sweet – kind of like me!
Smear a little mayo on the bun top, squirt a little ketchup happy face on top of the cheese and VOILA! Dream burger activated!
Hmm, that sounds kind of familiar, you might be saying to yourself. Indeed, the Betty Burger at Smoking Betty’s had a lot of my “dream” burger elements and so I thought it would be my burger soul mate, but it turned out we just weren’t right for each other. Now if a restaurant could make me a combination of everything I mentioned above, I might just be willing to put a (onion) ring on it.
What would YOUR dream cheeseburger be? Mention it in the comments below. It could be a Frankenstein of your own creation or something simple; it could even be your favorite pub or fast food burger! I’d love to hear from other passionate burger lovers.