Saturday, June 11, 2011

An Upside-Down Burgers is Right-Side Up

You'll be happy to know I brought all my equipment with me down to LA, and I'll be spending my entire weekend filming a bunch of new videos recipes – none of which will include my "face for radio."

This little quick and dirty cell phone video shows a burger eating technique I've been wanting to share for a while. I like to leave my burger upside-down on the plate, so instead of the thinner bottom bun getting even soggier, the juices drain into the usually thicker, drier top bun. You're welcome. Enjoy!

29 comments:

ShadowSpy said...

You look fine, Chef John!

Anonymous said...

Chef John You really look fine
Keep showing urself in videos
By the way i watched all ur videos :)
With lots of love ,Shady
~Egypt

Asian Malaysian said...

Ive been waiting for more revelations about how I should be eating ever since those chicken wings. While the sound of window panes breaking in my head isnt quite as loud as they were with the chicken wing tip, they are breaking. Will this rule work with subway sandwiches too?

Darren said...

Haha! That's how I eat my burgers! I always felt like a cheater but if the online sensation Chef John does it as well... more power to it!

Anonymous said...

Nice and thanks!

Dawn's Recipes said...

Oh, but I like when you appear in your videos!

Computerchi said...

Why wont you appear in videos again for a long time?

phantom42 said...

I eat my burgers the same way, but I recently read a good related tip recently. If you're putting mayo on your burger bun, put it on the bottom half - and put your lettuce and tomato under the burger (tomato above the lettuce). The mayo and lettuce help block the grease from soaking into the bun beneath.

I've tried it and it works really well.

vasilis chamam said...

burger should be applied with some ketchup on one side and then placed ketchup side down on top of 'bottom' bread for some ketchup-burger juice to be absorbed, rather than sealing the bread with condiments and risk loosing vital burger grease. soggyness can be great if its the right kind. after burger is assembled it should be turned upside down and served this way. only the very coolest of people(like chef john) eat burgers upside down.

Anonymous said...

Chef John, you have a voice for radio, a face for the big screen, and a wit sharp enough for the Daily Show...if they cooked. WE LOVE YOU!!!! LISTEN TO YOUR FANS!!!

Donna said...

Great tip chef John on burger eating.
Now a tip on where to get a delicious burger in SF would also be great ... Hubby and I are visiting SF this summer and he will certainly need his burger fix while there. :)

Chef John said...

Super Duper on Market St. (don't go to other locals). Best burger in SF.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many people see your videos, go to the grocery, buy the required ingredients to make your recipes.... You should get a piece of that action chef! It's the same thing as clicking on a link imo.

Anonymous said...

If you come further south to the Palm Springs area...let me know -Good luck with you L.A. project---My fingers are crossed - Lyn

Jackson said...

Great tip Chef John! Never thought of eating a burger that way!

Chris said...

Your logic, sir, is upside down. And correct!

Susan Chin said...

Hi Chef John,

Thank you for sharing this technique. I hate when I ate my burger and it always fallen apart. Will try your technique when I eat burger again at BK. Thanks once again Chef.

Btw Chef you looks great on camera. Hope will see more of your face in this blog....lol.


Best wishes,
Susan Chin

Dan said...

Dude you just revolutionized the way I eat burgers!

Cheers!

ClutchCook

Sharena said...

Even though I'm vegetarian, I ordered a gardenburger at a restaurant and totally used this tip!

Chef John said...

Lol.

Emerald_Mara85 said...

Definitely will try that on my next burger,

Hmm your skin is soo nice...better than a lot of people I know.
What's your secret?
Wine? LOL

Eliza said...

Hey! that's how I always eat my burgers and I used to think that I was weird!! Thanks for making me feel normal again :)

Anonymous said...

Chef John, how did you like Umami burger? It's one of my favorite places here in LA! If you get a chance to go back, you must try the Truffle burger. It's totally out of control....in a good way! =)

Chef John said...

It was very good. I'll have to check it out!

bigotez said...

Oh my God that's how I eat them too! Now I'll do it proud 'cause one of my heroes do it too haha!

Jared Retter said...

Surprised no one said this but in addition to the SBS (soggy bun syndrome) the reason I was told to eat them that way is all of your taste buds are on your tongue and if you eat it with regular style you get bun, then burger, no condiments in between until you really start to chew! Eat upside down and you get to enjoy the condiments first! ENJOY:)

Anonymous said...

Chef John, I ask you this with utmost respect: what the hell is the matter with your self esteem? Seriously. You are very handsome and we WANT to see you in the videos. Listen to us. Please!

Jen said...

I'm happy to report this method also works with veggie burgers. When served a soft veggie burger on a heavy, crusty bun I recalled your video and flipped the burger. It only half fell apart instead of totally falling apart :)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe nobody has commented on the woman sitting at the table behind him. I know the burger is interesting, but she had horns! Maybe that's par for the course in LA.