A Hamburger Chef Teaches You How to Pan-Fry Hamburgers
This is how to pan-fry tofu hamburger patties, with tips from a former hamburger chef! You need to flip them 3 times and cook each side 2 times! You can use this method for normal hamburger steaks as well.
"Direct From a Former Hamburger Chef: Tofu Hamburger Patties"
Oil for pan-frying
Sake or wine
50 ml (optional)
Please refer to "Direct From a Former Hamburger Chef! The Golden Ratio for Hamburger Steaks" (Recipe ID: 2265297).
Please refer to "Direct From a Former Hamburger Chef: Tofu Hamburger Patties" (Recipe ID: 1577679). Toss the patties back and forth like playing catch to remove the air.
Here are the hamburger patties with shiso leaves (Recipe ID: 1986640)
Start frying them!! Heat oil in a frying pan, and pan-fry for 3 minutes over medium heat. Please make an indentation in the middle with your fingers! That helps them cook through faster!
Flip after 3 minutes! They should be nicely browned!
Cover with a lid and steam-fry for 3 minutes! Flip after 3 minutes, and fry for another 3 minutes over low heat. Flip again after 3 minutes!
Turn up the heat to high, and flambé with the sake!
Cover with the lid and steam-fry!
If you are worried whether they are cooked though or not, add water and steam-fry some more! And you're done! You'll be amazed how soft they are!!
Story Behind this Recipe
I always cook them this way!
If you can't flambé the sake, add sake or water in the space between the lid and the pan! When you're cooking hamburger patties you've been keeping in the fridge, please leave them at room temperature for about 15 minutes before pan-frying them!