Quality ingredients and concave patties are the secret ingredients to making a great hamburger. It’s also so simple it’s frightening:
Buy good ground meat. I recommend sirloin. More expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Form into patties. You don’t need eggs or flour or anything. Just make patties. The key is to handle the meat as little as possible. Trust me, they’ll stick together.
Make sure the patties are concave in the middle. This is the secret. If they are not concave you will flatten them with the spatula. The spatula is the enemy—it drains the juice. The juice is good. You want the juice.
Grill over low heat, turning every five minutes until done. Patience is the key.
That’s it. Enjoy the best burger you ever had.
Posted Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.