Monday, February 13, 2012

Man vs Food vs Us

This is by far my most exciting food blog post ever. Who am I kidding? Food blog posts are always exciting! This is about the biggest burger you would have ever imagined possible. As I shopped for groceries to buy the ingredients of my challenge, I was grinning to myself hoping to be able to recreate what I saw. Let me get into some background before I get into details of the burger..

My better half is the most adventurous foodie ever, and that is why I often refer to him as my 'hungry' half. Thanks to his insatiable appetite and taste, I have turned from a boring diner into an adventurous eater and cook myself. Man v Food is hubby's favourite prime time television show. Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Food is a close second. No prizes for guessing what and why, it is simply the variety and size of the food.

As we watch Adam Richman on his episodes of Man v Food on TLC, the size of his servings are amazingly gigantic, and I often wonder if it is real time eating. My adventurous half, on the other hand, wonders if he can take those challenges on his own.

On last Wednesday's episode, we saw him eating this humoungous burger, probably 2 pounds worth of patty. As hubby was drooling, I gave him the typical Indian line, 'I can do it at home for nothing'. And the challenge was on.

I mentally made notes of the ingredients needed and headed out to shop. To make things simple, I got the minced chicken meat, almost 1kg of it. I got some french onions, mushrooms and red capsicum to be sauteed for one layer. For the rest of the ingredients, I got tomatoes, lettuce, sliced pork and cheddar cheese. I even made the sauce from scratch, using bottled items (what an oxymoron). And since we are healthy folks (more like I had no other choice in getting large sized burger buns), I got the wholemeal bread slices from Lavender.

I marinated the minced meat in some herbs and spices, Indian and Western, and some grated ginger. I made the patty of the size of a capati, say about 6 inches in diameter! The moment hubby saw it on the pan, he could not believe patty of that size was actually in his own kitchen!

Here are the items arranged on table, before we got on to layering it into a huge burger.

And once put together, this is how it looked like.

Another view of the burger.

And an artistic view on the burger, next to my slightly smaller version.

Since huge in size, this burger proved to be a real challenge in handling and eating. Hats off to hubby dear for helping me in taking pictures of the burger although he was more eager in munching and eating the burger in record time. The conclusion, man won over the food, yet again! Eat this Adam Richman, literally!


Darren said...

wa-rey-waah!!! 'is burger ithna badha hey.. '
bohath swadishth lagraha hey.. mujhe ek bana'ni keliye thithi..(am i right??>the language nt the statement.. :) just trying..)

Darren said...

aik..yesterday i commented bt its nt here nymre... TT

QarezmaV said...

it was detected as spam, i just approved it... did u google translate or wat? pretty much perfect.. come over and i shall make some for u

Darren said... knowledge + google translate(to know the pronounciation) + some hindi learning website.. it was 'thoda' complicated.. if i'm nt wrong the word 'swadishth' is not a common word,is it?? seldom hear tat in hindi movies.. anyway tat burger is something i will insist u to make when i'm there.. :P

QarezmaV said...

swadhist is more like a pure hindi language, people dont use it in daily conversations.. maybe try watching older movies ;)

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