They say you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, and I think that statement can definitely be applied to culinary treats that remind you of home. Last week I kicked off my Tastes Like Home series with a copycat recipe from my favorite NYC sub shop, Jersey Mikes. And in the comments, I got challenged by my sister who lives in Los Angeles to make an In-N-Out burger in my Oxford kitchen. This is one of my favorite burgers in America, so naturally I accepted.
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 large onions finely chopped
1/4 C mayo
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
1/2 tsp white vinegar
2 lbs. ground chuck (60%)
4 hamburger buns pickles
1 C shredded iceberg lettuce
4-8 slices of tomato
8 slices of American cheese
What I found at the British grocery store instead:
- Pickle relish doesn’t exist here. It’s my new favorite game to ask the grocery store employees where items are because I’m guaranteed at least one “what is that?” a visit. The poor stock boy spent five minutes looking around for this and researching it on the computer before telling me they didn’t have it.
- American cheese obviously doesn’t exist here either. So I just used cheddar and it worked out just fine.
|The picture of the sauce didn’t come out, so instead, check out these cute dancing ketchup bottles.|
I'm so proud of you! Now, get your booty back to the States so you can make me one!
Haha. Deal. See you in 11 months!
I'm not a hamburger aficionado but these look delicious! Makes me want to drive over to In-N-Out for a burger!
Do it! And please get the animal-style fries for me! 🙂