american’s the best ‘cheese’ for burgers. it melts perfectly and has an unbeatable creaminess. it’s the only thing i ever put it on, but IMO, nothing beats it.
also, i use smaller patties, 2.5 oz. doubles at a minimum, usually triples. it really increases the amount of patty meat that gets the crispy browning of the maillard reaction and a piece of cheese per patty increases the cheese to meat ratio. also brioche. learned from guga.
I said this in Zned’s thread and I’ll say it here…
I don’t get it.
Why would you want to out an extra piece of bread in the middle of a perfectly good double cheeseburger!?
I realize it’s a ode to the Big Mac.
But the Big Mac has always been silly and overrated.
Get rid of the extra piece of bread and put another pattie in there!
And if you wand a decent fast food burger that has thousand Island – go to Carl’s Jr and get a California Classic.
It’s a double cheeseburger with thousand island and lettuce/tomato. Way better than a big mac!
Don’t give me no damn club sandwich either!
Lose the extra bread and throw in some extra meat!!
I have thousand island. Tried a bit and it would taste gross on my burger. This is tangier but not over creamy like thousand. The third bun is literally nostalgia but it was light(just rounded out a regular white bread). Dont you all have club sandwiches over there? Do you toss the middle bread in that instance?
Also @EFM , I agree on the cheese. Same for grilled cheese but I love meunster and carolina reaper cheese. This was nearly the perfect burger.
the big mac’s middle bun (aka the club bun) is it’s own thing. it’s a much smaller piece of bread that’s skinless on both sides, as if a really tall bun was cut twice. they put it on there to allow for more special sauce to be applied which is what the big mac’s all about. without the club bun, it would be a sloppy mess.