Monday, May 14, 2012

Dinner Diaries: Whiskey Burgers


Need I say more?

That's what I thought :)

Looks good, doesn't it?

We had our fingers double crossed for this dish since the Penne with spring vegetables was such a let down. And let me tell you--this burger recipe did not disappoint.

chopped onions
the whiskey

Burgers before the cook

Burgers cooking

Cookin' the onions

Onions in whiskey sauce

Burgers simmering in the sauce

With a ciabatta bun


Took a bite into the whiskey burger...YUM!

Slicing sweet potatoes to make fries!

Cutting up the sweet potatoes

Cut up sweet potatoes

'bout to go into the oven!

Sweet potato fries in the oven

Sweet potato fries

The overwhelming consensus? YUM.

We chose sweet potato fries as our side of choice. I'm obsessed with them...

Changes we made to the recipe:

-Didn't add jalapenos
-Added bacon because who doesn't love bacon? It makes everything better.
-Didn't cook my burgers in butter, because there is enough grease from the burgers to sauté the onion in, and it would just add calories!
-Made normal sized burgers, not sliders. Would be good either way, but it's easier to get a medium cooked burger in a normal size.
-Let the whiskey reduce for a good 10 minutes, not just partially, all the way.
-Didn't put butter on the buns and used ciabatta rolls instead.


Chloe: "It was delici-oh-so good. I could get 'em at a restaurant or I could make em at home. JUST AS GOOD. Or we could start a food truck, but the family is convinced that that is a bad idea. They were fairly easy to make though, and don't take too long!"

Kat: "Very yummy. Lots of flavor. Would eat them again, for sure!"

Taylor: "A+++."

As if the title didn't make it tempting enough...

Here's the link for the original recipe:

Sweet Potato Fries

-1 large sweet potato
-Salt and pepper
-1 tbsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. Cut sweet potatoes into french fry shaped strips (or wedges, whatever you prefer!). Thickness is up to you. Combine olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Toss cut up sweet potato in this mixture. Place on a pan that has aluminum foil on it (shiny side up!). Bake for 25 minutes, or until at desired crispiness.

If you try this or any other recipe we've posted about, comment and let us know how it went! We love hearing from you.

Stay lovely!


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