1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Making Hamburger Patties


4 of 6

Depressing the Center
Depress the Center - Hamburgers

Depress the Center - Hamburgers

Regarding BBQ Inc.
When hamburger patties cook, they shrink. As they shrink the edges tend to break apart causing deep cracks to form in the patty. To combat this you want the burger patty to be thinner in the middle than it is around the edges. Slightly depress the center of the patty to push a little extra meat towards the edges. This will give you an even patty once it is cooked.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.