What’s your idea of the perfect hamburger?
Are you the type who makes homemade burgers with your own special recipe and concoctions of ingredients? Or perhaps you’re someone who never orders anything but a classic burger when dining out with friends? Or just maybe you’re a gourmet hamburger aficionado who needs a little more refinement than the common patty, lettuce and tomato in a bun?
The way we see it, there are some very clear burger personality types out there. What type of hamburger are you?
Brand blind: you only eat McDonald’s, Steers, Wimpy or Burger King
Minimalist: all you need is a plain white roll, plain burger patty, tomato and lettuce
Bravado: you need a little more from your burger – you want a toasted bun, some pickles, two patties, a bit of cheese and perhaps some bacon
Adventurer: there’s nothing classic about you – your kind of burger includes smoked oysters, avocado, two patties, Tabasco mayo, fried egg, and crispy fried seaweed
Wantitall: you can’t ever have enough on your bun – throw it all on there; “I want a tower, surprise me, a little heat I can take but I want a lot, my jaw can unhinge to fit it in!”
Madhatter: your taste is off the charts – you’re looking for a burger to combine crispy crocodile fillets with lime-flavoured flying ant crunch, jellyfish caps, and chopped raisins and peanut relish, all slathered with marrow bone mousse
OK, OK I may have gone a little overboard with the last one but this is exactly why you should never think about/shop for food when you’re hungry. Not that I know why flying ants and dinner come to mind at the same time. Weird. But seriously, if you ever wanted to know how to create the perfect beef, lamb or turkey burger, here’s an all-in-one chart of some of the combinations that work with each type of meat. Yum!