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Battle of the Foods (Current battle: pg. 34)

Posted Nov 7, '13 at 8:30pm

Clancy12

Clancy12

4,708 posts

A hotdog is nice, simple and works well for camping. But that's about it. Hamburgers have hundreds of variants and limitless flavors. I vote for Hamburgers.

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I vote hot dogs, because of these.


The hell is that?


It's supposed to go
Top bun (with mayo on bottom side)
Onions
Tomatoes
Lettuce
Cheese
Ketchup
Meat
Bottom bun


You never EVER but the meat alone on the bottom bun. Put some pickles/mustard/hot sauce there.

It's supposed to go
Top bun (with mayo on bottom side)
Onions
Tomatoes
Lettuce
Cheese
Ketchup
Meat

Bottom bun


Kill me now. Please. If you don't put the cheese directly on the meat, it's not even worth eating. On top of that, the cheese on the ketchup will make everything slide around way too much. All condiments on the bottom bun. If you need to add more part way trough eating, put them on the top bun.


You want the correct way to stack a burger? Here it is:

Top bun
Lettuce - iceberg is nice, but Romaine will suffice. (see what I did there?) I prefer them shredded.
Tomato - one big, thick slice
Bacon (optional) - if you happen to have some bacon handy, put it here
Cheese - almost as important as the meat. You'll need to use medium aged cheddar, no if's, and's, or but's. Place these on a freshly grilled patty, covering the entire thing with a little hanging over. Don't put it on while it's barbecuing, just don't.
Meat - 100% Alberta Beef is nice with some BBQ sauce spread on while it's grilling. Bison also works well. Cook them well done.
Pickles - these fit nicely under the bun. Use bread & butter type pickles for maximum flavour.
Condiments - these always go on the bottom bun. They soak in so your burger won't be sliding all over the place. I use mustard and hot sauce here.
Bottom bun

You can never taste onions. They just add crunch which you're already getting from the lettuce. Don't bother putting them on. Mayo is the same: useless.

As an alternative, get some buns, put a 3/4 pound beef patty on it, and add poutine.
 

Posted Nov 7, '13 at 8:45pm

jeol

jeol

3,987 posts

You want the correct way to stack a burger? Here it is:

*Maybe* if you hold it upside-down. Condiments just can't be closer to the tongue than the patty for me. Here's my brother-inspired recipe.

Top bun - of course.
Lettuce - optional. Adds some more crunch. You could put onions here too if you want, but I wouldn't put too much stuff here. Pickles are not recommended.
Bacon - of course. The bacon has enough texture to dig into the patty below and therefore will not slide around.
Barbecue sauce - really brings out an interesting flavor that blends really well with the bacon and the patty and... mm... Since it's below the bacon, it won't soak in, either. You get lots of saucy goodness.
Patty - can't forget the meat.
Cheese - the cheese must ALWAYS go on the bottom. ALWAYS. Any different is blasphemy.
Bottom bun - to, obviously, close things off.
 

Posted Nov 7, '13 at 10:09pm

stinkyjim

stinkyjim

467 posts

Hamburgers have always been my favorite food, beside tacos. I never really enjoyed hotdogs (especially after learning what they're made out of). So I for the hamburger master race.

 

Posted Nov 7, '13 at 10:11pm

stinkyjim

stinkyjim

467 posts

Geez when can we get edit buttons? By the way sorry for the double post.

I meant to say "I vote for the hamburger master race"

 

Posted Nov 8, '13 at 3:49am

Balloon__Girl

Balloon__Girl

210 posts

Hamburger, definitely. Hotdogs just aren't as filling and don't taste, or sound, as good when you are aware of what they are made of......

 

Posted Nov 8, '13 at 6:30pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

4,326 posts

Bun down, shoe, mustard, pan, bun. That's the right way to do it.

 

Posted Nov 8, '13 at 9:50pm

Skulltivator

Skulltivator

647 posts

I vote burger. You can't exactly order a hotdog medium well with a fried egg and onion straws.


Says who?

http://rollingout.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/eggs_bacon_dog-450x269.jpg

Hot dogs, because of their shape.
 

Posted Nov 10, '13 at 2:48am

Skeleton_Pilot

Skeleton_Pilot

1,316 posts

The hell is that?


You've never seen a corndog before?!

Take this man to a county fair at once!

You can never taste onions. They just add crunch which you're already getting from the lettuce.


Maybe you're just using the wrong onions... red onions are an important source of flavor... I find burgers much less enjoyable without them!

Now, if you want to eliminate something, you might as well get rid of the lettuce... talk about a space filler! Sure, it does add some crunch, but you're already getting that from the onions, and the onions you can actually taste! Lettuce on a burger is like chewing crisp, plain water.

Bun down, shoe, mustard, pan, bun. That's the right way to do it.


Lol... are you TRYING to make the sandwich taste like a fried boot? =P
 

Posted Nov 10, '13 at 3:18am

Drink

Drink

1,604 posts

i love Hamburgers / cheeseburgers

i can eat them in every way but with hotdogs i only find them good when grilled..

so i chose the burger

 

Posted Nov 10, '13 at 6:01am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,755 posts

Uh, the cheese goes below the meat. Not on top.


What. What crazy backwards world do you live in. You want the cheese to melt onto the patty, not on the bread.

@Clancy - I stand corrected..yours sounds far more appetizing. My makeup is the more conventional from how I've seen with many restaurants. The condiments being put near the top because they usually have it in mind after creating the burger, and it is far easier to just remove the top than flip it over and work it from there.

Cheese - the cheese must ALWAYS go on the bottom. ALWAYS. Any different is blasphemy.


And when that cheese melts and wraps around the bottom bun..my fingers are gonna be in for a treat!
 
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