One Great Dish: As Told by Erik Hyre at Hereford House
Corporate chef Erik Hyre of the Hereford House admitted to me recently that his go-to, standard favorite is a burger. Yep, the lowly burger. But not just any burger of course, it’s the Herf Burger which you can get for lunch or dinner at any of the four Hereford Houses.
He shared the recipe recently and the only thing I would add is if you want the true HH flavor, you’re going to have to grill this burger, expertly, over a hot charcoal fire. So give it your best shot and see if yours looks as pretty (and tastes as good) as the picture.
The Herf Burger
Hereford House Restaurant Group
4-8oz. Ground Sirloin per burger
1 Tbls. Salt, Kosher
½ Tbls. Pepper, White
4 Slices Cheddar Cheese
4 Hamburger Buns
8 Slices Bacon, Cooked
4 Eggs, fried
4 Lettuce leaves, cleaned
4 Slices Tomato
4 Slices Red Onion
12 Pickle Slices
Season the patties with the salt and pepper and place on grill and cook to desired temperature.
Place the hamburger buns on the grill to toast. Remove and put on plates.
Once the hamburgers are cooked to desired temperature, top with the cheddar cheese to melt over the hamburgers. Top with hot, cooked bacon slices.
In a sauté pan, fry the eggs to over easy. This way the egg yolk will break over the burger when you bite into it.
Garnish with the lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles.
Enjoy with your favorite side dish!