Stuffed, Fried Burgers; Homemade Ketchup; Homemade Mayonnaise
2pounds Ground chuck (80/20)
1pound Ground veal
1½cups Fresh bread crumbs
2cups Whole milk
Various cheese of choice
2cups All-purpose flour
3cups Panko bread crumbs
2quarts Canola oil
Louisiana Love Seasoning to taste
Place ground meat in a suitable bowl. Add ½ cup milk to fresh bread crumbs, stir, and allow to rest for a couple of minutes. Season ground meat with Louisiana Love (start with a couple of tablespoons and cook a small test piece to check to seasoning). Add 2 eggs, breadcrumbs and milk mixture, and mix well. Form into 4 ounce patties. Using the clean bottom of a drinking glass or Louisiana Love container, place it in the middle of one patty and draw the sides up to make a cup. Fill the cup with cheeses of choice, then cover with another patty making sure to crimp the seam closed. Grill over hardwood fire for two minutes per side.
Place canola oil in heavy skillet and heat to 375°.
Make a dredging station for frying with all-purpose flour, remaining milk, eggs, and panko bread crumbs being sure to season each one with Louisiana Love.
Once burgers can be handled, coat for frying by covering with flour, then, egg wash, then panko. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Top with cheese while still hot.
1 can Tomato sauce (14.8 oz.)
1 can Tomato paste (6 oz.)
2 Tablespoons White vinegar or Steen’s Cane vinegar
1 Tablespoon Louisiana Love
2 Tablespoons Brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Sugar
Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 10-15 min until thickened. Stir often to prevent burning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
While not necessary, a stick blender makes quick work of this great recipe. The eggs must be room temperature.
2cups Classic Olive Oil
1teaspoon Kosher salt
1tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
Louisiana Love to taste
In a narrow cylindrical container (Mason jar) add one whole egg, one egg yolk, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and a couple of drops of olive oil. Using the stick blender blend ingredients until mixture turns pale yellow in color. With the blender running, add a slow stream of olive oil until the mixture forms a thick, creamy dressing. Stir in Louisiana Love to taste.