Time really flies..and it is French Fridays With Dorie again, my favorite day....another french dinner for us ! Today's schedule recipe is Cafe Salle Pleyel Hamburger specially created by Dorie's friend Helene Samuel and her Chef Sonia Ezgulian. A hamburger an American would be happy to sit down to and any French gourmet would be happy to claim for his country. After making this hamburger and having tasted it , I can understand why this hamburger is so popular in Paris.....Helene's quoted this " It has the taste of the forbidden, the illicit - the subversive even " Why is it called Cafe Salle Pleyel Hamburger ? Well.....because this Cafe Salle Pleyel is created by Helene Samuel in the Salle Pleyel concert hall and she decide to put this hamburger on their menu ! Thus this hamburger is named after her cafe ! :) Now I do not need to fly off to Paris to taste this. We can have it at home now ! :p
It's got the sesame seed bun which I made myself ( homemade wholemeal bun ) and dill pickles and the wonderful thing is that it's also got the french seasoning blend and the red onion marmalade and American cheese, some shards of parmesan ( I used mozzarella ) which is perfect for the beef.
For the beef burgers...I used fresh dill, basils , sun dried tomatoes and dill pickles instead of capers, cornichons, tarragon and parsley. Reason being , I do not have them when I made the burgers. It turned out aromatic and tasted delicious too. I added cajun to the minced beef for extra flavor and it blends well with the beef..
The red onion marmalade has a wonderful taste and it was my first time eating a hamburger with red onion marmalade as a spread. The taste is awesome ! I have never eaten such a wonderful hamburger before and it was worth my time preparing it. WB and myself sat down and truly enjoyed every bite of this delicious and flavorful french hamburger .
Homemade wholemeal buns.....I love the texture of this bun....
Have a great weekend !
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