Instead of toasting a couple of muffins with eggs and bacon, how about adding a burger patty to that collection of breakfast foods and make yourself a brunch burger this July 4th?
The star ingredient of a brunch burger is the fried egg. The egg should burst on contact to create a pool of yoke, which the lucky recipient will have the pleasure of mopping up with their burger while they eat. Check out my very amateurish video of a sexy yoke drop – whoa! Nice right?
No need for gourmet ingredients here, 80% lean ground beef, and your favorite bacon and cheddar cheese will do just fine, but make sure you use fresh eggs. Using fresh eggs, will allow you to slowly fry the egg to a beautiful softness very easily without the yoke breaking. Less fresh eggs can become fragile when cooking, resulting in a miserable looking fried egg.
The brunch burger is a devil of a burger. It’s likely to have you yearning for your bed even if you have experienced a recently satisfying slumber, and if you serve your brunch burgers with mimosas or bloody marys – you’ll stand no chance.
If you’re lucky enough to have some time off during the July 4th holiday, returning to the bedroom for some well earned rest, or to work off those calories, if you know what I mean 🙂 might be what the doctor ordered. So go for it, make you and your loved one a brunch burger and bask in the glory.
Form two 6 oz burger patties making sure the center of each patty is less dense than the outer edges. Just gently press down in the center with your fingers and thumbs while holding each patty in both hands. Do not overwork the patties, then set aside.
Heat grill or pan to medium heat. If using a grill, spray with a little oil, if not, then no need to add oil.
Sprinkle burger patties with a pinch of salt on each side and then cook to preferred temperature.
Once cooked, tent burger patties with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes,
While burger patties are resting cut muffins in half and then lightly grill or toast and set on a plate.
If using a grill, place a griddle pan on your grill, spray with oil and cook eggs, ensuring a soft yoke. If using a skillet, spray with oil and cook eggs on a medium to low heat, ensuring a soft yoke.
Build burgers as desired but ensure the egg is on top of the pile.
Spread tomato ketchup on the inside of the top of the muffin, and carefully balance on egg.