I am not terribly politically inclined. I will mention that someone we know had a McCain sign in their yard and the day before they returned from vacation an Obama sign mysteriously appeared in their yard. I wonder how that happened.
But this burger comes out of the Good Stuff cookbook by Spike Mendelsohn and is named the Prez Obama Burger. Not because he has even eaten it but because it was in a contest of two burgers during the election and really, if McCain won it would have been his in the book, I am sure. How’s that for bi-partisan? Spike loves him some potato buns and honestly they are so squishy that I kind of love them too. It is layered with sirloin, red wine sweet pickled red onions, bacon, cheese (it called for blue but we swapped) and spicy horseradish cayenne mayo.
Z was messing around when I started eating and I more or less finished my burger before he started and my main question was, ‘you gonna eat that?’ It was that good.
A little watermelon on the side to celebrate national watermelon day. We’re all-american around here.
Red Onion Marmalade
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large red onion (sliced in about 1/4″ slices)
Heat red wine vinegar and sugar until sugar dissolves and mixture simmers in a medium saucepan. Drop in sliced onion and boil onions for about 10 to 15 minutes until soft and translucent and liquid has reduced by about half. This is about 1/2 of Spike’s recipe and would cover 4 burgers or so.