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Cheese Bellied Fried Pickle Burgers

Author: Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients

For the Burgers:

  • 1 ¼ pounds ground beef 85/15 mixture
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns cut in half and toasted
  • Assorted lettuce tomato, ketchup, mustard, thinly sliced onions, and/or mayo for serving

For the Fried Pickles:

  • Peanut or vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups Farmer’s Garden Bread and Butter Pickles

Instructions

For the Burgers:

  • Heat a grill to medium high heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, pepper and cheese until evenly combined. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions and form it into 4 patties. Season the patties with salt and pepper.
  • Oil the grill using a pair of tongs and a paper towel dipped in oil. Place the burgers on the grill, and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side until medium. Adjust cooking time if you prefer rare or well-done burgers.
  • Serve the patties on the toasted buns, topped with fried pickles (recipe below) , and any other desired toppings immediately.

For the Fried Pickles:

  • Heat the oil in a pot over medium high heat until hot.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt and ½ cup of water until you have and mostly smooth batter.
  • Slice the Farmer’s Garden Bread and Butter Pickles in half so they are very skinny. Spread the pickles on a paper towel lined plate and dry completely.
  • Dip the pickles into the batter and then transfer into the hot oil. Fry, for about 2-3 minutes, until golden, Remove the golden fried pickles from the oil and let dry on another paper towel lined plate. Season with salt and pepper as needed and serve accordingly.