Last week as I was working away at my day job I had a spark of inspiration: instead of cheese why not cheese curds on a cheeseburger? Thus tonight’s experiment was put into motion.
I have successfully created a Cheesecurdburger and it is awesome. I am going to let you all know how to do it RIGHT NOW.
Things you will need:
- Deep fryer
- Jalapeños (deli style work great)
- Thousand Island Dressing
- Sesame seed burger buns
- Cheddar Cheese Curds
- Milk, flour, baking powder and salt
This process will go by rather quickly as I am going to omit how to make a lot of this stuff; if you don’t know how to make a burger just go watch porn or something.
Prep your stuff; cut your onions for rings, cut your fries for frying, mold your burger for burgers and ready your bacon for baconing. Turn your deep fryer on to the setting you like.
The batter for a great cheese curd is as follows:
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2/3 cup milk
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
(Don’t omit the salt if you want that State Fair taste for your cheese curds.)
Mix those together and dump your curds in, coating them completely. Fry those babies until golden. Once done fry your fries.
Next drop some olive oil in a medium hot pan and cook up your onion rings. We prefer ours a little blackened for flavor.
Bacon your bacon. We like ours between chewy and crisp; enough to know we bit into it but chewy enough to savor.
Toss your burgers in a pan or on a grill and cook until done.
Nothing else and no other spices are needed.
Now comes the fun of putting this thing together. Here is how I stack this thing:
Put a good amount of thousand island dressing on both sides of your bun. Just enough to cover and leave a thin layer above the absorption of the bread. Next put some of your onions on the bottom bun, followed by two strips of bacon. Get some of those sliced jalapeños and place them on top. Now add your cheese curds, making sure to crush them a bit to make them lay flat. Add your burger on top, place the top bun, and mash down to mold the whole thing together. Now put some fries on the plate.
You end up with this:
And it tastes awesome. It is such a unique taste compared to a regular cheeseburger.
Next? Adding chili. Because why should I live to see 40?
*I’m sure someone somewhere has created something like this but I never heard about this kind of burger before in my life. You’d think coming from California to Oregon and settling in the Twin Cities along with visiting just about everywhere in-between I’d have hit this somewhere but I haven’t. So I am claiming inventor status until proven otherwise. If proven otherwise I reserve the right to claim “Dude who made it better” status because once you taste this thing you’ll wonder how you lived without eating one.