Hamburgers at Home
hamburger (1/4 pound per person)
1 T oil
Use only ground round. Allow 1/4 lb. per person. Shape that much into 2 thin patties ( use the lid to an 8 oz. margarine cup in which to shape the patties).
Press hamburger into lid evenly.
Makes it very flat & uniform in size. It drops right out when you bend the lid a bit. Place each patty on a square of waxed paper, stacking these in a coffee can, with a tight fitting lid.
Freeze them this way to use within 3 months, removing only as many patties as you need at a time. Lightly oil a flat grill, the kind you would ordinarily use for making pancakes.
Get the grill HOT and sear each patty quickly in about 1 Tablespoon oil turning only once to sear the other side.
Then depending on the degree of doneness, adjust heat to medium-low for additional cooking.
Do not use a skillet with collared sides or you'll trap in vapors, moisture and you will be "frying" the hamburgers rather than searing them.