What are the thin burgers called?

Because smash burgers are thin, the cheese to patty ratio is just right. You can also easily stack two for a really tender double cheeseburger (my favorite). Smash burgers are usually made with 80% or 85% lean ground beef, giving them lots of flavor.

How do you make thin flat hamburger patties?

When the pan is hot, place 2 balls (or more depending on the size of your pan) in the pan and cook until browned, about 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Using a flat, heavy, sharp spatula, flip the meat and press down firmly to smash the ball into a thin patty.

How do you make burgers flat?

Solution: “Flatten the patties by pressing them flat using a burger press. If you don’t have a burger press, then try pressing together two plates or two cutting boards to get that flat burger form.

Are thin burgers better?

NK: The nice thing about a thin burger is that you aren’t overly burdened with meat flavor (yes, this can be a good thing sometimes). You can still get plenty of it though. Smashing a burger thin gives you crispy, caramelized patty with the perfect amount of beefy flavor.

What is a smash patty?

They’re minced beef and salt, smashed flat over a searingly hot flat-grill until you get a crispy, craggy-edged, asymmetric, cooked-through patty that’s juicy, caramelised, beefy and, frankly, the best burger you’re ever going eat.

Why do my burgers plump up?

Burgers have a tendency to swell up like a football as they cook. The edges of a patty cook faster than its center, causing the meat to puff up as it shrinks. You can avoid this problem through a few easy techniques, like pressing down on the raw burger patties with your thumb or by smashing them flat.

How thick should a burger patty be?

Grab 5 to 6 ounces of meat and lightly toss from hand to hand, forming a ball. The patty should be at least as wide as your bun and about 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Make a divot in the middle of the burger with your thumb to help it keep its shape while cooking. These patties can be made ahead and chilled in the fridge.

How thick is a Smashburger?

Immediately smash each ball by pressing them with the spatula, pushing on the top of the spatula with the rolling pin. The patties should be about 1/4″ thick.

What kind of meat is used for Smash Burgers?

ground chuck
The best beef to use for a Smashburger is ground chuck, which should have a fat content in the 15-20 percent range. Using a higher fat beef is nice because as the fat melts it further caramelizes the burger while cooking. Also, fat is flavor!