Recipe: Elk Burgers W/Honey-Chipotle Mayo and Cat 5 Fries
Recipes & Instructions below the fold
2 lbs elk burger (you can substitute ground sirloin or other very lean cuts of beef)
1 red onion thinly sliced into rings
8 slices swiss cheese
6 strips of bacon cut in half and fried crispy
1/2 C mayo
1/2 C Zane & Zack’s Honey-Chipotle
4 Kaiser rolls sliced in half and lightly buttered
frozen french fries
1Tbl hickory smoked sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
Tony Legner’s award winning CAT 5 Food Polish
In a small bowl mix the mayo and chipotle, set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine the elk, eggs, sea salt, about 1/2 Tbl fresh ground black pepper, and about 1 Tbl garlic powder. Knead mixture until all ingredients are incorporated. Divide into 4 equal parts. Place a sheet of wax paper on a plate and press out a 3/4″ thick burger patty. Remove to a separate wax paper covered plate and repeat stacking patties with a sheet of wax paper between each. Wash hands.
Turn on broiler. Turn on deep fryer and set for 385. Place kaiser rolls on cooking sheet and sprinkle liberal amounts of garlic powder over them. Place kaiser rolls in oven on top rack until lightly toasted (do not over toast or they will tear up your mouth). Remove from oven and set aside. Arrange elk patties on broiler pan and place in oven on top shelf cook about 4 minutes flip and cook about 4 more minutes. Start frying french fries. Remove broiler pan from oven and place one slice of swiss cheese on each burger.
Spread chipotle mayo on top and bottom half of each kaiser roll. stack burgers on each bottom half , followed by 3 pieces of bacon, red onion, habanero rings, another piece of swiss cheese and finally the top bun. Cut burger in half. Drain fries and sprinkle with CAT 5. Don’t feel bad about all the cheese, bacon and mayo as you have used extremely lean meat. This is hard to pull off on the grill because without enough fat in the burger it has a hard time staying together. Wrap each half with a paper towel or parchment paper to protect yourself from wearing soe of your meal.
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