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CDodsley99

Assistant Cook
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Oct 26, 2021
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3
Location
Nottingham
Want to give smash burgers a go but can never find anything good for smashing the meat down. Any recommendations?
 

dragnlaw

Site Team
Staff member
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Feb 16, 2013
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Waterdown, Ontario
Hi CDodsley, Welcome to DC.

What are smash burgers? Are they made with minced/ground beef?

If so, wouldn't you just press them down with any wide flat utensil?

Such as a spatula, large wooden spoon or serving spoon.
 

CDodsley99

Assistant Cook
Joined
Oct 26, 2021
Messages
3
Location
Nottingham
They are basically meatballs of ground beef you smash down. My main issue is get enough equal force to make the ball equally flat. The flat spatula does sound like it would work though. Thanks.
 

WhateverYouWant

Sous Chef
Joined
Oct 29, 2019
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609
I just use the bottom of another pan. Wrap it in foil first if you don’t want to clean it afterwards.
 

GinnyPNW

Head Chef
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Aug 20, 2021
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Somewhere in the PNW
I think, part of the Smash Burger appeal is the imperfect end product? So to speak? It is supposed to be a bit off, not like a perfectly round burger patty.
 
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