1/3-1/2 pound of freshly ground beef (Ultra Premium Gold is our favorite)
Sprinkle with granulated garlic, salt, pepper or some Emeril's Essence
Fry with or without liquid smoke (or grill them if you can) to desired doneness
Toast a bun (preferably homemade or a bun from a good bakery)
Top with your favorite cheese (smoked cheddar, cheddar, swiss, blue cheese, pepperjack, etc.) until melted.
Fry up some bacon (top burger with one or two pieces)
Sliced sweet onion
Ketchup (or BBQ sauce)
Lettuce or whatever else you like on a burger
Take a photograph and then eat!
These potatoes are topped with shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, so they are only cheesy in the real sense of the word!
Place on a Stoneware pan (I use a Pampered Chef bar pan), Coat with olive oil (not too much, but enough to get them sizzling. Top with a hefty amount of Emeril's Essence and bake at 400-450 degrees. Turn at least once and bake until crispy and browned on all sides (this will take about 25-30 minutes). Just before serving, grate up some extra-sharp cheddar cheese and top with a generous amount. Turn off oven and allow the cheese to melt. Serve immediately with ketchup or small bowls of sour cream mixed with chives.
|Cheeseburger and Cheesy Home-fries topped with a little crispy bacon|