Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sasha's Kitchen: Back To College - Philadelphia In A Burger

I spent my college years in suburban Philadelphia, at Haverford College, on the mainline. Those college years (my 10 year reunion is coming up next year) remain some of my best memories. While at Haverford, occasionally (much more so during junior and senior year) my friends and I ventured from the mainline into Philly for cheesesteaks at Pats and Genos. Philly will always have a special place in my heart, and to this day, those are the best cheesestakes I have ever had.

Recently, I have made a burger which attempts to recreate those wonderful cheesestakes and great memories of the late 90s.

1.25 lb quality burger meat (divide into 4 burgers and season with salt and pepper)
fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
roasted red pepper
caramelized onions

The burgers can be grilled on a grill pan since we are not allowed to have an actual grill in our Brooklyn condo. The cheese should be put on the burger about a minute before it is done grilling and then should be covered with aluminum foil.

I like the homemade mozzarella cheese from M&S prime meats in park slope, as it is made fresh everyday.

Caramelized onions can be prepared by slicing two onions and sauteing in 2 T sugar and 2 T oil.

It's not quite like going back to college in Philly again, but it's a pretty tasty burger.

Hamburgers on Foodista

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