1 large onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
salt and pepper
1 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4-8 slices American cheese
Mayo, mustard and pickles, for serving .
4 hamburger buns, toasted
How To Make Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers
Combine the onion slices and 1
teaspoon of salt in a bowl and
toss to combine. Transfer the
onions to a colander and let sit for 30 minutes, tossing
occasionally. Transfer the onions to a clean dish towel, gather the
edges together and squeeze out
as much liquid as you can from
the onions. Do this over the sink
or a large bowl since the onions will have quite a bit of liquid in them.
Divide the onions into 4 separate mounds on a rimmed baking
sheet. Form the beef into 4
lightly packed balls. Place the
beef balls on top of the onion
mounds and flatten the beef
firmly (use your palm) so the
onion adheres to the beef. The
patties should measure 4 inches
in diameter. Season the beef
generously with salt and pepper.
Melt the butter with the oil in a
12-inch skillet over medium
heat. Using a large spatula,
transfer the patties to the skillet,
onion side down. Cook for 6-8
minutes, until the onions turn a
deep golden brown and begin to
crisp around the edges. Flip the
burgers, then increase the heat
to high and cook until well
browned on the second side,
about 2 minutes.
Add 1 or 2 slices of cheese to
each burger and allow to melt.
Add mayo, mustard and pickles
to the top buns, then place each
burger on a bottom buns. Serve immediately.