This is the best burger you’ve never tried.
Looking to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day today, but are tired of the same old boring hamburger? It’s time to try a fried pickle cheeseburger! Holly Morgan is talking with Chef Steven to get his unique take on this classic.
Full Fried Pickle Cheeseburger Recipe:
1 pound lean ground beef
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 (3/4-ounce) slices of cheddar cheese
- 4 hamburger buns
- Red onion rings, if desired
- 6 McClure’s Spicy Dill pickles, cut in half
- 1 Egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 tablespoon buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Combine all dressing ingredients in bowl; mix well. Refrigerate.
- Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Pat pickle slices dry on paper towel; set aside. Combine egg and water in bowl; beat well. Set aside.
- Combine flour and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper in bowl. Place bread crumbs into another bowl. Coat pickle slices with flour mixture; shake off excess. Dip pickle slices into egg mixture; press into bread crumbs. Place in single layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake, turning once, 25-30 minutes or until crisp and light golden brown. Remove from oven; set aside. Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
- Form ground beef into 4 patties; season with salt and pepper. Place patties onto grill.
- Grill, turning once, 10-14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 160°F and meat is no longer pink in center.
Top each burger with 2 slices cheese; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Place cut-sides of buns onto grill. Grill until toasted. Spread 1 tablespoon ranch dressing onto each toasted bun half. Place burgers onto bottom half of bun; top with 3pickle halves, red onion slices, if desired and top half of buns.