Cooking On The Couch: Burgers And Wine

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Soho restaurant’s Delicatessen and Mac Bar executive chef Michael Ferraro visited The Couch to show us how to pair burgers and wine.

Rose: Yellowtail Pink Moscato- $7.99
Paired with: Salmon Burger

White: Barone Fini Pinot Grigio $11.99
Paired with: Turkey burger

Red: Ruta 22 Malbec $13.99
Paired with: Delicatessen signature burger

DELICATESSEN SLIDERS
house-made gougére bun and applewood smoked bacon, swiss

6 servings

GOUGERE
6 ounces water
3 ounces butter (melted)
4 ounces milk
¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
5 ½ ounce all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
½ cup swiss cheese (shredded)
½ cup parmesan cheese (shredded)

1. Bring water, melted butter, milk and chipotle powder to a boil.
2. Poor contents into a bowl and add flour, baking powder, and salt; stir constantly with a wooden spoon until it all becomes a ball.
3. Transfer to a stand mixer and mix using a paddle attachment.
4. Add eggs, one at a time while mixer is still running.
5. Add swiss cheese and mix until incorporated.
6. Pipe 1 ½ inch balls onto lined baking sheet, sprinkle with parmesan and crushed nori.
7. Bake at 300⁰F for 15- 20 minutes; until golden brown, then set aside.

RELISH
1 cup cornichons (small diced)
½ cup white wine vinegar
1 sprig fresh thyme
½ cup granulated sugar

1. In a small sauté pan, combine all the ingredients and put into a low simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Vinegar should reduce and relish should have a thicker consistency.
3. Set aside.

BEEF
1 pound beef

1. Shape beef into 2 ounce patties.
2. Heat grill to high.
3. Place onto grill for 1 minute then turn patties 90⁰ and grill for another minute.
4. Flip beef patties and repeat grilling steps.
5. Set aside.

SAUCE
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup mayo
1/8 cup dijion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; set aside

ASSEMBLY
1/8 pound Swiss cheese (cut into 2 inch square slices)
¼ pound bacon (cooked)

1. Assemble the sliders by starting with the bottom bun, beef, cheese, bacon, relish, layer with sauce and the top bun.
2. Serve 1 or 2 pieces per person.