With Labor Day weekend upon us the burgers are on the grill and the beer is on ice. If you recall, earlier this week I wrote about the cheeseburger in a can craze that is sweeping the country. I think the week before that it was the in vitro burger, a hamburger grown in a test tube in a mad scientist’s lab. What’s next?
Well, you can pretty much throw anything in a grinder and pat it out in to a patty. Salmon burgers, tofu burgers, black bean burgers even pigeon burgers.
It’s not so much the burger itself for me; it’s the toppings that get me excited. I’m not talking about ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickle, lettuce and tomato. Nor does American, Swiss, Cheddar or Goat cheese define a burger.
No my friends, there are some toppings out there that you may not have heard about that nevertheless are being thrown on a charred patty between two buns that ordinary backyard citizens use everyday.
I’m also not talking about the Turtle-Bacon Burger I wrote about last year, although that still is one of my faves, both to eat and to assemble.
Today’s list is worth viewing, presenting some variations on burger toppings that may turn your patio Labor Day cookout upside down.
Happy Labor Day Weekend everybody.