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Eight Steps to a Perfect smashburger
Eight Steps to a Perfect smashburger
How a smashburger is made.
Obtain beef
Obtain beef
Pick up burger ball with deli wax paper.
Start cooking
Start cooking
Keep paper on grill.
Get ready to smash
Get ready to smash
Using the appropriate smasher...
Smash!
Smash!
...Center smasher over ball and apply even pressure with both hands.
Season
Season
Apply seasoning with shaker.
Flip
Flip
Using a sharp spatula, cut through the sear and flip.
Test temperature
Test temperature
Test the patty's temperature in three spots. Start in the middle, then 10 o'clock, then 5 o'clock.