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James Beard's Hamburger Steak

Submitted by: Jane Mahan, Elm Springs, AR 

 

 

I love James Beard's cookbooks. The following is a simple, delicious recipe from his "Beard On Food" for his version of hamburger steak.


Ingredients:

 

Finely grate an onion (letting the juice drip into the meat) over the patted out ground meat.
Mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons of heavy cream or Half-Half. 

Shape into patties, and add a little black pepper.

Directions:


Fry for 4 to 5 minutes on each side over high heat in a heavy cast iron skillet (or similar heavy skillet) in a little butter mixed with oil to keep the butter from burning.

Time depends on how you like the inside cooked.

Salt just before serving.

Serve either on a buttered, toasted bun, or with sliced tomatoes & home fried potatoes.