Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blue cheese burgers with Cornmeal crusted onion rings

Is there anything quite like a juicy burger, onion rings and a ice cold coke? I just made my mouth water. This is my favorite indulgence meal. It's easy to prepare, inexpensive, and oh so good. This burger is really flavorful.  The onion rings take just minutes to prepare and the cornmeal makes them nice and crispy. When the whole thing comes together you will think your at your favorite steakhouse. And just think you get to keep the tip.


1 pound lean ground beef
1-1/2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
4 hamburger buns

In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Form into patties. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

Cornmeal Crusted Onion Rings


2 yellow onions
2 cups buttermilk
Kosher salt
Black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
vegetable oil

Peel the onions, slice them 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick, and separate them into rings. Combine the buttermilk, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Add the onion rings, toss well, and allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes. (The onion rings can sit in the buttermilk for a few hours.) In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
When you're ready to fry the onion rings, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot, Dutch oven, deep fryer, or large deep skillet. Working in batches, lift some onions out of the buttermilk and dredge them in the flour mixture. Drop into the hot oil and fry for 2 minutes, until golden brown, turning them once with tongs. Don't crowd them. Place the finished onion rings on the baking sheet, sprinkle liberally with salt, and keep them warm in the oven while you fry the next batch. Continue frying the onion rings and placing them in the warm oven until all the onions are fried. They will remain crisp in the oven for up to 30 minutes. Serve hot.


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