Hurricane Burgers

29 Aug

This month, the reading assignment in our book club was “The Rum Diary,” by Hunter S. Thompson.  Charles and I were supposed to host, and since we like to serve theme menus based on the book of the month, we were planning to make burgers and rum and cokes for book club.

One hurricane and three pounds of ground beef later, we had a cancelled meeting and way too much food on our hands.  We decided to go ahead and make burgers anyway, and in the process, we got to use some of our new toys from the wedding registry!

Burgers are endlessly adaptable.  For these, we finely minced some red onion, garlic and red bell pepper and mixed them into 80/20 ground beef with some salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce.  Then we pressed them in our handy dandy burger-maker-thing (THANKS KIM!) and prepped our grill pan (THANKS SHIRLEY!).

We also made some super simple roasted potatoes to go with.  New potatoes cut into uniform chunks (or left whole if they are small enough).  Tossed with spices of choice and olive oil then roasted at 425 for 35-45 minutes or until crispy.

While the wind whipped the trees outside and we ate our delicious burgers, Charles described the end of the book because, whoops, I never finished it!  Bad book club host!  Oh well, I’ll wait for the Johnny Depp version…


2 Responses to “Hurricane Burgers”

  1. Kathryn Turner August 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I am definitely sorry to miss those burgers!!!!

    • The Fancy Apron August 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

      We missed book club discussion! We’ll have to take a field trip to see the movie when it comes out 🙂

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