Decadent Wagyu Beef Burger with Truffle Mayo
For me one of the tastiest beef around. During my recent travels to Japan, I had the pleasure to eat this exclusive beef.
Wagyu is the name of a black Japanese beef race. In Japanese ‘wa’ means Japan and “gyu” means cow. Kobe beef is the most well-known type of wagyu outside of Japan.
Japanese beef have a few important characteristics which are the white parts of fat in the meat, known as sashi in Japanese. Sashi, the layers between the meat, is known to give the beef a marbled pattern which is what makes the meat literally melt in your mouth.
Waygu beef should be kept simple and cooked to medium-rare.
Ask your butcher to mince the beef for you
Place minced beef in large bowl
Add the finely diced shallot, garlic, egg, salt & pepper to the beef and mix until well combined
Use a ¼ measuring cup to get equal portions of the beef
Gently form the patties in your hand and set aside until ready to use
In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add the butter and olive oil until melted
Add the hamburger patties to the pan and fry for approximately 4-6 minutes per side depending on the size of your burger
Tip: serve with crispy oven baked sweet potato fries with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt and paprika, and a simple salad.
750 gr of Wagyu beef, minced
4 brioche hamburger buns (regular buns are fine to if you can’t find brioche)
1 shallot, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 egg lightly beaten
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 tbsp unsalted butter for frying
1 tbsp olive oil for frying (Using the two will prevent the butter to burn)
To build your burger: one onion sliced into rings, salad leafs and truffle mayo