Monday, May 16, 2011

Hot Hamburger Sandwiches

Friday was Clint's birthday . . . and my kids normally choose what they want to eat for supper on their birthday.  Clint is a person VERY big on food . . . has been from day one!!!  He'd been planning what he was going to eat on his birthday for several months.  Since there was a new baby in the house and he knew I had to do the cooking, he was worried about if I'd be up to making the meal.  We told him she'd be plenty old enough for me to be cooking.

So . . . his choice was hot hamburger sandwiches.  This is a meal that's very healthy (NOT) that I grew up with.  Most people have probably never had them.  They are very delicious.  We always serve deep-fried french fries with them, too.

To get started, you make some white bread dough and raise it.  When it has risen, you roll out and cut into retangles/squares/whatever they come out as:)

I lightly flour pans and place the bread on them to raise - then cover with saran wrap.  These ones are risen and  ready for deep-frying.

Start warming your oil in the deep-fryer.  Then take hamburger, onions, salt and pepper and start to cook them together in a frying pan.

When the oil is hot, start deep-frying.

When golden brown, flip over and deep-fry other side.

I have 2 deep-fryers, so at the same time I deep-fry the fries.

When they're done I dump onto a pan covered with paper towel.

I salt the fries when they're hot and use a serrated knife to slice open the sandwich buns.  This gets them ready for the hamburger and also helps them cool off a little faster.

My camera cooperates when it wants to, and it didn't want to when I wanted a picture of the finished product!  Therefore, the next few pictures are blurry.  You can kind of see what to do.  Just take a spoonful of the hamburger and dump into the bun.  Pour on some ketchup and you're ready for some nummy-ness!!

If you want lots of leftovers, because the kids are going to want "donuts" for bed snack, you make plenty of dough.  I HAD a whole panful leftover (they're long gone).  Usually we just shake them in a bag of granulated sugar, but Clint wanted maple bars so Tara made maple frosting.  They're best eaten fresh, but are still good the next day.

I usually end up doing all the deep-frying in the garage or outside (depending on the weather) while the girls fix everything up for the younger kids.  David came out to finish up all the deep-frying so I could eat while the food was still hot.

And to add a little bit of cuteness to this post . . . here are my two little girls:)

Let me know if you give these a try!  Have a wonderful week:)


  1. I'm waiting for this summer to have them with you. Leona

  2. Yummy! I think my boys would love those:) Tell Clint Happy Birthday from us! I need a deep fryer that I can go into the garage and use, otherwise its such a mess...

  3. Those sound good! Unfortunately, I broke my deep fryer, so I'll have to get another one!
    Those little girls are adorable!

  4. I am debating...should I change the menu for this evening? It was neat to read "my little girls". Been a long time since you have had little girlS. As for me, to say "boyS".

  5. That looks good enough to eat:) Wish he would've invited me to that party!