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Fried Egg Burgers
Whether it’s flipping through a magazine, surfing food sites, or passing a colorful billboard, my eyes linger on the pretty burger. Burgers have come a long way – what used to be simple fast food has become a canvas for diverse gourmet creations. I’m the eater who likes to try new things at least once. The first time I tried a burger featuring a gooey fried egg, I fell for it.
This burger would be fantastic with plain mayo, mustard, or ketchup, but since I’m a huge garlic fanatic, this fried egg burger includes the magic of roasted garlic. Make this roasted garlic mayo, and you’ll have an awesome condiment for any burger, sandwich, burrito, etc. If you haven’t roasted garlic before, here’s how to do a fool proof roasted garlic. You’ll only need:
- Roasted Garlic – this is every home cook’s must-have for the basics.
- Mayonnaise – use real, whole mayo for creaminess and flavor
- Lemon Juice – a bit of citrus for refreshing flavor.
- Paprika – feel free to use smoked paprika for an earthy, smoky flavor.
Other Key Ingredients
- Ground Beef – we prefer 80/20 lean, for flavor and tenderness.
- Mushrooms – use any variety you like, for umami flavors.
- Eggs – you’ll want 1 whole egg per burger.
- Bacon – cook them in the oven for an easy, less-messy method.
- Avocado – use a semi-ripe avocado, so it’s not over ripe. Always sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Tomato – we prefer the vine-ripened variety or homegrown, for best flavor
- Havarti or Cheddar Cheese – these melt well and pair perfectly with fried eggs.
- Arugula – we love the zest of freshly torn arugula, but you can use lettuce if you like.
Runny Eggs vs. Fully Cooked
Feel free to cook your eggs to your preferred doneness. If you crave a bit of runny egg yolk, cook it over easy. You can make your eggs fully cooked, though they’ll be less juicy – in this case, use more roasted garlic mayo to make up for it. You can also use poached eggs or even boil your eggs and slice them, using them to top your luscious burgers.
Piled high with creamy avocado and crispy bacon, you genuinely cannot go wrong with these fried egg burgers, all summer long. Enjoy.
Key Tips for Success
- Use 80/20 lean ground beef for flavor and tenderness.
- Roasted garlic mayo can be made up to 5 days ahead of time and chilled until ready to use.
- Always sprinkle avocado with lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Be sure avocado is semi-ripe, so it’s not too ripe nor too firm.
More to Cook and Eat
- Asian Burgers with Sriracha Mayo – these aren’t your ordinary burgers; they’re wonderfully flavor-intense.
- Mexican Cheeseburgers – we love bringing Tex Mex flavors to the grill.
- Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe – this vibrant, lively sauce can be made ahead of time.
- Grilled Chicken Breast, Juicy and Tender – here’s how to have tender, juicy chicken breasts that are never bland nor dry.
Commonly Asked Questions
Absolutely! While beef patties are commonly used, you can experiment with different types of patties such as chicken, turkey, vegetarian, or even salmon burgers.
The fried egg can be cooked to your liking. Some people prefer over-easy eggs with a runny yolk, while others prefer over-medium or well-done eggs with a fully cooked yolk. It’s important to ensure that the egg whites are fully cooked.
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Fried Egg Burger (with Roasted Garlic Mayo!)
- 2 lbs ground beef, 80/20 lean
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 oz mushrooms, any variety, sliced
- 4 whole eggs
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and drained
- 1 whole avocado, semi-ripe, sliced, drizzled with lemon juice
- 1 whole tomato, vine-ripened, sliced thinly
- 4 slices cheese, havarti or cheddar
- lettuce or aruglua, torn to size
- salt and pepper to taste
- light olive oil for cooking
- Make Roasted Garlic Mayo: Mash roasted garlic. Mix well with mayonnaise, lemon, and paprika. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and keep chilled, up to one week in fridge.
- Liberally season beef with salt and pepper. Shape into 4 large, evenly sized patties; set aside at room temperature. Preheat grill on medium-high heat.
- Heat 2 TB oil in large pan until hot. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add mushrooms and sauté until soft. Remove from heat, drain well, and set aside.
- Heat up 2 TB oil in large nonstick pan on medium high. Crack two eggs directly into pan and sprinkle on salt and pepper. After about 30 seconds to 1 minute, carefully flip to other side, taking care not to break yolks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper again and cook another 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until your desired doneness. Heat up another 2 TB oil and repeat with other 2 eggs. Remove from heat.
- Grill burgers to medium-rare or medium, depending on taste – approximately 3 minutes per side, but actual cook time varies depending on true heat of grill.
- Assemble burgers: spread garlic mayo on buns, layer on the lettuce, tomato, bacon, mushrooms, and beef patties. Place cheese over patties and top with eggs. Serve warm.
- Feel free to cook your eggs to your preferred doneness.
- You can substitute just mustard or plain mayo instead of the roasted garlic mayo, but garlic-mayo is really, really good!
- Feel free to omit mushrooms, if you prefer your burgers without them.
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