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Once I first wrote about Brooks Headley’s Superiority Burgers recipe 5 years in the past, I knew veggie burgers may very well be a bit finicky. In any case, I’ve spent numerous hours creating my very own methods — together with staying away from meals processors in favor of hand-mashing, and baking them first to assist them set earlier than (or as a substitute of) frying. Veggie burger patties can typically fail to carry collectively correctly while you pan-fry them, however I assumed that by some small variations in ingredient quantities and methods, I had made Headley’s work. They have been a bit crumbly, however tremendous tasty. There’s a purpose they’re the title providing at his New York restaurant.

Not each reader had the identical expertise, sadly. When one wrote a remark describing a disappointing expertise (“The problem I had was that they didn’t maintain collectively”), we tried them once more in our Meals Lab and realized they might use extra finessing. In subsequent exams, I ended up reducing the quinoa by a few third and doubling the potato starch, leading to sturdier (however no much less scrumptious) patties. I attempted pan-frying half the batch and baking the opposite half, and was pleasantly stunned to seek out that the fried patties held collectively properly, even higher than the baked ones, and I (once more) cherished the crispy texture that resulted.

I made one ultimate tweak: a suggestion to solely barely toast the hamburger buns, if in any respect. That’s as a result of when the bun is closely toasted, it will probably compress a veggie patty an excessive amount of while you take a chunk, inflicting it to squish out. If that occurred to a reader, we’d absolutely hear about it — and can be glad we did.

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