Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gourmet Burgers with Brandy (1979)

  • 1 lb ground lean chuck
  • 1/4 lb boiled ham, ground
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 tbspns butter
  • 4 tbspns ice water
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of thyme
  • Flour
  • 1 tbspn oil
  • 1/4 beef consomme
  • 1/4 cup Hiram Walker apricot-flavored brandy
  • 2 tbspns butter
  • Parsley, chopped
Saute the shallots, then add the beef, ham, ice water, egg, black pepper, thyme and 4 tablespoons of butter.  When fully sauteed, wet hands and shape into patties.  Refrigerate for one hour.

Dust patties with flour, then saute in oil and keep warm in oven.  In a separate pan, add beef consomme and apricot brandy, and cook for 5 minutes.  Add butter, and pour over patties before serving.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley. 

(Origin - "Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Jars" by Ceil Dyer, 1979)  

More "Lost" Brandy or Wine Entree Recipes
Chicken Liver Pate with Brandy (1971) French Roast Sherry Chicken with Pecans (1941)

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