Where to find the best burger in New York is obviously a hot, ongoing debate. My favourite burger, hands down, is at The Spotted Pig, a fun, buzzy British gastro-pub style restaurant on a tree-lined street in the West Village. You have to wait a while for a table, but it’s worth it. Honestly, it’s the kind of dish that makes you go, ‘Oh my god, this is soooooo good’ with every bite, you don’t want it to end. The secret is the slither of blue cheese dressing and side of cripsy shoestring fries. Delicious, and here’s the recipe!
1lb brisket, minced
8 ounces rump, minced
8 ounces chuck, minced
4 buns, split and toasted
Ingredients for the burger dressing:
6 ounces blue cheese
2 ounces crème fraîche
1/4 tsp garlic, finely chopped
4 tbsp white-wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
How to make it:
1) Combine all three cuts of beef in a bowl, and mix the meat together for at least three minutes using your hands. Divide into four balls. Form into patties, and put them into a refridgerator for at least two hours.
2) To make the dressing, crumble the cheese into a bowl and stir in the other ingredients, then chill it until it is ready to use.
3) When you are ready to make the burgers, light the barbecue or heat a frying-pan. Season both sides of the burgers liberally with salt. For medium rare, cook for six minutes (three minutes per side). For medium, cook for eight minutes. Allow them to rest after they have cooked.
4) Finally, when the burgers are ready to be served, place each burger on a toasted bun, and serve the dressing on the side or slathered onto the bun of your choice!