OK, I understand
There are only a couple of movies that I have ever returned to the cinema to see twice, The Dark Crystal was one and Pulp Fiction was the other. The year was 1994 and the way Tarantino worked the elements of food into Pulp Fiction had a profound affect on my cooking and desire for cheeseburgers - only sometimes for breakfast though!
Jules' disgust at the thought of having mayo on fries was the first time I had ever thought about mayo as a condiment. I was intrigued. We never really had it growing up, but I quickly became acquainted with it, even sussing out that I loved Best Foods mayo over the Kraft version any day. It's easy to make too, and you can take the citrus levels up with lemon or lime depending how you like it.
1 cup whole egg mayo (Raph recommends 'Best Foods' mayo).
1 dill pickle roughly chopped
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
squeeze of lemon
This recipe is super easy, as the only thing you literally have to do is mix all the ingredients together and you're finished.
If you're down to make a burger, hit your local butcher and pick up some minced chuck steak. Portion your burgers relative to your buns remembering that they will shrink a bit, seriously though no one wants a whole bunch of bread and small pattie. Grill your burgers to your liking with a good sprinkle of sea salt, I always like to cook to medium rare and I treat the burger with the same respect I give a steak.
This sauce is a good base, but if you like things a bit sweeter try adding some tomato sauce. Happy slathering!
THANKS RAPH for sharing your salsa secrets with us this month! If you're in Melbourne, you can sample Raph's fast, flavourful food at either Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck, across Melbourne at various locations!