At $1,770 it’s the World’s most expensive burger, called the Glamburger.
- 1 mango
- 2 small blood oranges
- 8 T salted butter
- 2 T minced shallot
- 1 C champagne
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 piece of star anise
- Some Brie cheese
- 1 C Japanese mayo
- 1 Matcha tea powder
- 1 Miniature black truffle
- 220 grams of American Wagyu beef
- 60 grams of venison beef
- Brioche hamburger buns
- Clarified butter
- Edible gold leaf
- 1 Duck egg
- Himalayan sea salt
- 3 strips of Bacon
- 1 Heirloom tomato
- Butter and saffron poached lobster
- Some caviar
You might notice that the ingredients, as well as the way they are cooked, are a bit over the top. This is completely intentional, as this is, after all, the world’s most expensive burger! Having said that, feel free to adjust any part of the recipe to your taste.
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The first thing to make is the mango champagne jus. This will be one of the toppings on the burger.
First dice up one mango and put it in your food processor. Add the juice from two small blood oranges, and liquefy it as much as you can. When this is done, use a wire strainer to extract as much of the juice as you can into a glass bowl.
Moving on. Get your skillet going and add 3 tablespoons of salted butter, 2 tablespoons of minced shallot, 1 cup of champagne and the puree from the mango you made earlier. Mix well, and add 1 bay leaf and 1 piece of star anise. Bring it up and let it reduce. When it starts looking good, lower the flame and remove the bay leaf and the anise. Add about 4 more tablespoons of butter and a little bit of salt and pepper.
Mix well, and leave it on the side to cool down. When it has cooled down put it back into the food processor to break down the shallot.
The next component of the burger will be a Matcha green tea mayo. This consists of one cup of Japanese mayo and one teaspoon of Matcha tea powder. Mix until it looks uniform.
Cut the rind off some Brie cheese and soften it up a little bit. Add some miniature black truffle using a grater and get blend it into the cheese.
Time to make the patty. The meat that is used consists of 220 grams of American Wagyu beef and 60 grams of venison beef. Divide the meat into two pieces and flatten them out. Put some of the Brie cheese mix on the center of one piece, and cover it up with the other half of the meat.
The original Honky Tonk uses Brioche hamburger buns. Coat the top with a thin coat of clarified butter. Then go ahead and coat it with the edible gold leaf.
Get a duck egg and Sous Vide it while in its shell. The trick is to Sous Vide it long enough to set the egg white, while keeping the yoke at about the consistency of custard. Then smoke the egg, and when it is done coat it with edible gold as well. While smoking the egg also smoke some Himalayan sea salt and the bacon strips that you will use in the next step.
Time to start cooking on the pit! Add some of the smoked Himalayan salt to both sides of the patty and put it on the grill. On the side of the pit that has no briquettes, utilize the radiant heat to get a nice toast on the buns. Be careful not to burn the patty or the buns.
When the patty is done, you can start building your Glamburger.
Lay some of the Matcha sauce on the bottom bun. Add some lettuce, the patty on top of that, and then some heirloom tomatoes. On top of that some smoked bacon (we recommend Benton’s bacon). Then some butter and saffron poached lobster, mango jus, and some caviar. Put the “golden egg” on top and grade some white truffle (you can also use the black truffle you used before).
To serve the way they do it at the Honky Tonk, plate it with a skewer (or little flag) going through the entire burger, and place the top bun at a tilt on the side.
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