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$100 Hamburger


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$100 Hamburger

Phaedrus | Oct 26, 2007 09:16 PM

OK, I am bored. I read an article in NYT about pilots flying around the small airstrips in their planes around the country looking for a good lunch, they call it looking for the $100 hamburger, i.e. including fuel, etc.

Which brings me to: What kind of hamburger would you want for $100?

I would start with one pound of true and prime Wagyu beef, well marbles, hand minced like steak tartare, mix in one raw brown egg, salt and ground pepper to taste, seared on a griddle until just the slightest crust develops while the beef is still essentially raw. Capers, shaved black truffles, chopped eggs, minced bermuda onions on the side. Served on a nice buttered and toasted brioche, thick enough to contain the juices but not so thick as to overwhelm the meat, with sesame seeds of course and a hint of toasted garlic bits. Some mild cheese, if at all, to complement the beef and not overwhelm it. Arugula, Cherokee purple tomatoes on the side.

Frieten or poutine, I can't be sure. Chimay Bleue to accompany the feast. Oh, and a 911 call to the paramedics for my impending heart attack.

So what is your $100 Hamburger?

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