So – last weekend I made approximately 2 (two) tons of food for somewhere in the area of 40 people. For those of you that are counting – that is roughly 100 (one-hundred) pounds of food per person. Surprisingly – there were some leftovers. I made 2 (two) kinds of salsa, cupcakes (from scratch!) with butter-cream, 3 (three) kinds of burgers and 10 (ten) pounds of brats boiled in Guinness (with some onions).
Today is burger #1 day . . . it is the day of the “Buffalo Blue Cheese burger.”
Okay smarty – here is what you will need.
- Buffalo Wing sauce (make sure to get a good one – mine was questionable – and not hot enough)
- Blue Cheese Crumbles
Seriously . . . that is all that was in there.
Okay – all that was supposed to be in there – I ended up having to doctor my batch up a bit due to the Hot Wing sauce being crummy. I wish I could remember what kind it was so that I could steer you away from it – oh well.
Mix everything together – you kind of have to eyeball this to taste – and then throw a teeny tiny patty into a frying pan – so that you can get an idea as to what you have just made. Adjust the mixture accordingly, patty them puppies up and then throw them on the grill.
This was the simplest of the 3 (three) burger mixes that I ended up making – and oddly the one that got eaten the most. I have my personal favorite – but I’m holding that one for last – because that is how I roll.
Oh – and speaking of rolls – I have gotta tell you that the bun is such an important part of the burger . . . so get get some good good bread (rolls/buns), then put a little bit of butter on them and the toast them on the grill. Your burgers will thank you very kindly.
Yes – Your burgers will thank you very very kindly.
Here is a tiny history of “Buffalo Sauce” : The sauce is composed of only five ingredients: cayenne pepper sauce, white vinegar, butter, salt, and garlic [or just a simple mixture of hot sauce and melted butter]. Buffalo wings were first prepared by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in, Buffalo, New York on October 3, 1964. Two other Buffalo bars Duff’s and Rootie’s Pump Room, also both claim to be the originator of the Buffalo Wing. Oh – and – July 29 as “Chicken Wing Day,” in Buffalo. So you just missed that . . . but now you can make your plans for next year. Until then – make some “Buffalo Blue Cheese Burgers” – and eat them.