Binging with Babish: Big Kahuna Burger from Pulp Fiction

Binging with Babish: Big Kahuna Burger from Pulp Fiction


hey baby I hear the Blues are calling tossed salads and scrambled eggs – Hamburgers. The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. What kind of hamburgers? -Cheeseburgers. – No no no no no, where’d you get ’em? McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jack in the box? Where? Big Kahuna burger. – Big Kahuna Burger. That’s that Hawaiian burger joint. I hear they got some tasty burgers. I ain’t never had one myself. How are they? – Good. You mind if I try one of yours? This is yours here, right? -Yeah. This is a tasty burger. Hey, what’s up, guys. Happy 2017 and welcome back to Binging with Babish where this week we are going to tackle the big Kahuna burger. Now if you take a look at the scene in the movie it looks like a pretty standard fast-food cheeseburger just cheese and ketchup on a bun with a beef patty. So we’re gonna start by making one of these kind of boring burgers and then make a real hawaiian burger. But it’s gonna be kind of fun because we’re gonna make smash burgers which involves getting a cast iron pan smoking hot pressing a two-ounce ball of beef down on the way using a stiff spatula giving a flip hitting with cheese and then you end up with the super crispy crunchety old-school style burger that’s becoming really popular at places like Shake Shack and In and Out. it’s a good burger but I want a real Hawaiian burger, so we’re gonna start by caramelizing some pineapples in some hot butter a couple slices of fresh pineapple in there that we’re going to flip once they get nice and lightly charred on one side and finish cooking through before toasting our buns. This is one of the most important steps in all of burger craft. Buns toasted in butter or bacon fat are worth their weight in happiness. Now we’re gonna make this burger a double and as you can see I found a better method to squash out these patties. I’m gonna use some Monterey Jack cheese instead of American this time. We’re going to hit one side of our buns with ketchup the other side with teriyaki sauce piled high with our smash patties topped with both caramelized onions and our caramelized slices of pineapple. Place our bun on top and remember we’re using king’s Hawaiian rolls here, that’s the only appropriate way to make a Hawaiian burger. I was just going to dig in, but i thought we all deserve to look at that gorgeous cross section. Anytime food is this stringy you know it’s gonna be good.

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