This week’s ffwD recipe was unique because it was the first time I’ve ever used a recipe to make hamburgers, even though I didn’t follow the recipe to a tee. Instead of using oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, I made moonblushed tomatoes (a la Nigella Lawson) for the mix and chopped them up with a good amount of capers.
The capers gave the beef a really nice salty taste, and the onion marmalade was surprisingly tasty! I wasn’t as resistant to the onions because I knew the raw pungent taste would be cooked out, almost caramelized. I was also quite pleased with the coriander in the marmalade. There was no need for Hellman’s mayonnaise!
Overall, these were probably the prettiest hamburgers I’ve ever made, although it might be difficult to tell by my photos. I think I was taking too long photographing my hamburgers because the Parmesan shavings started to sweat!
To see how other bloggers fared with the Cafe Salle Pleyel Hamburger, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.