Congratulations to Erin Evenson from Brooklyn for winning the $100,000 grand prize awarded last weekend in Sutter Home's 2012 Build a Better Burger Contest. Her winning recipe for 7 Train Caramelized Green Curry Burgers features beef patties mixed with pancetta fat and basted in green curry glaze, crispy watercress salad, and fried pancetta, all sandwiched between toasted bun halves that get spread with minted basil aioli and dipped in chopped roasted cashews. The recipe's name is inspired by the 7 train—or in Evenson's words, "The Crispy Watercress Express"—that runs through Queens in New York City. I'll assume she's referring to SriPraPhai's crispy watercress salad, which is a damn tasty salad.
Other winners are Mark Richardson's Indian Lamb Burger, which won $15,000 for Best Alternative Burger, and Mark Pyne's Grilled Green Tomato Burger and Kim Jones's Better than Breakfast in Bed Burger, which both won People's Choice Awards.
You can take a shot at the $100,000 grand prize by entering the 2013 Build a Better Burger Contest at buildabetterburger.com until September 2, 2013.
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