PHOTOS: 9 Chef-Tested And Approved Burger Recipes For Your Memorial Day Enjoyment
We know that Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be a time where you don’t work. (The entirety of our office building has disappeared to the Hamptons, we swear.) But with plenty of time to lounge outside and soak in the beginning of summer, you’ll want to show off your grilling skills with these burgers.
1.Mario Batali’s Bleu Cheese Pocket Burgers
Time to think outside the box by putting the cheese inside the burger.
. Mario Batali made these cheesy burgers on an episode of The Chew
2.Eric Ripert's Bistro Burger
Looking for a simple, classic burger?
Try It's classic for a reason. Eric Ripert's bistro burger.
3.Emeril Lagasse’s Bam! Burger
This is the trumped up version of
Emeril Lagasse's signature burger, and it's topped with a slice of fried mozzarella.
4.Jamie Oliver’s Cracking Burger
Even though the Olympics are over,
it doesn't mean that the Brits can't make something for us to enjoy.
5.Bobby Flay’s Crunchburger
Bobby Flay's signature burger makes it okay to eat the same way you did when you were little.
6.Rachael Ray’s California Steakhouse Burger
Rachael Ray knows burgers. She's the author of The Book of Burger and hosts Burger Bash twice a year. So this half veggie, half meat burger comes highly recommended.
7.Michael Symon’s Fat Doug Burger
In addition to being the best-named burger of the bunch, this
pastrami-topped sandwich won top prize at Burger Bash in 2010.
8.The Schlow Burger by Michael Schlow
Named after its creator,
Top Chef Masters contender Michael Schlow, this burger came out on top at Burger Bash in 2011.
9.Spike Mendelsohn’s Obama and Romney Burgers
With the upcoming election,
eating a burger named after the president to show your support is the least controversial thing you could do. This one from Spike Mendelsohn's restaurant Good Stuff Eatery features bacon and bleu cheese. And as for GOP candidate Mitt Romney? "The Romney Burger would be fried cod, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, Creole mayo, and roasted red peppers," Mendelsohn told The burger is "an ode to Massachusetts, and specifically Cape Cod. The roasted peppers and Creole mayo compliment the cod--a nod to the great seafood from Massachusetts." Washingtonian.