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Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries, and Shakesby Bobby Flay
Synopses & Reviews
After a long day spent in one of his restaurants or taping a television show, what Bobby Flay craves more than anything else is … a crusty-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside burger; a fistful of golden, crisp, salty fries; and a thick, icy milkshake. Given the grilling gurus affinity for bold flavors and signature twists on American favorites, its no surprise that he has crafted the tastiest recipes ever for this ultimate food trio.
Though he doesnt believe in messing with delicious certified Angus chuck (just salt and pepper on the patty-no “meatloaf” burgers here), Bobby loves adding flavorful relishes and condiments to elevate the classic burger. Once youve learned what goes into making that burger (from how to shape it so it cooks up perfectly to melting the cheese just so), go to town with Bobby's favorite combinations of additions. Try the Cheyenne Burger, which gets slathered with homemade barbecue sauce and then piled high with bacon and shoestring onion rings, or the Santa Fe Burger, topped with a blistered poblano, queso sauce, and crumbled blue corn tortilla chips. And although Bobbys personal preference is for beef, turkey can be substituted in any burger, and a handful of salmon and tuna burger recipes are included for those looking for leaner options.
After youve mastered the burger, discover Bobbys secrets to cooking up the best French fries-whether theyre fried, grilled, or oven roasted, or made from spuds, sweet potatoes, or even plantains-as well as homemade potato chips and onions rings. Wash it all down with a creamy shake, from Fresh Mint—Chocolate Speckled Milkshake to Blackberry Cheesecake Milkshake (or a spiked adult variation).
With the opening of Bobbys Burger Palace in Lake Grove, New York, on Long Island-and with more locations to come-Bobby has achieved burger, fry, and shake bliss in the world. For outdoor summer bashes and casual weeknight meals that even the kids will get excited about, Bobby Flays Burgers, Fries & Shakes will share that bliss and remind you just why the burger is such a beloved American original.
"In an effort to prove that he's a regular ole gourmand like the rest of us, Flay (Iron Chef, restaurateur and prolific cookbook author) makes a simple and wholly effective statement, 'A cheeseburger with fries and a shake. Done right, it doesn't get much better than that.' Toward that end, here are tips on the best meat, potato and ice cream to employ, and instruction on the preferred ways to grill, deep-fry and blend. Full-page, full-color photos make options like the Greek burger (with feta cheese and Greek yogurt) and the garlic butter burger even more seductive than their toppings do already. There are fries of every thickness and even onion rings get their due. Both beer-battered and buttermilk are explored. Of course, Flay wouldn't be Flay without a chapter on condiments and seasonings so chipotle ketchup, red chili mustard and 14 others are at hand. Another reason why this collection is so satisfying: put the word milkshake in the name of any recipe and there is no turning away. Blackberry cheesecake milkshake is a must-have before even knowing that cream cheese and lemon zest are involved. The peanut butter-banana-marshmallow milkshake is puffed with Marshmallow Fluff, while the peach Bellini milkshake uses a blend of whole milk and peaches instead of ice cream, and is set afizz with Champagne." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Flay shares his best recipes for making juicy burgers, the ultimate homemade condiments, crispy fries, and refreshing milkshakes. His tips make it easy to master unique summertime cookouts.
Usher in summertime with these creative recipes from Flay, chef and Food Network star, who offers expert instruction on taking burgers, fries, and shakes to a higher level with ease.
About the Author
BOBBY FLAY is the chef-owner of six restaurants, the host of numerous television shows on Food Network, appearing more often than any other star, and a bestselling author.
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