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Top methods to smash a burger patty for a smash burger?

Here are the top ways to smash a burger patty:

  1. Using a Spatula: This is one of the most common and straightforward methods. Simply place a ball of ground beef on a hot griddle or skillet, then use a sturdy spatula to press down and flatten the patty to your desired thickness. Apply even pressure to achieve uniform cooking.

  2. Burger Press: A burger press is a handy tool specifically designed for smashing burger patties. Place a ball of ground beef in the center of the press, then use the lever or handle to apply pressure and flatten the patty. This method ensures consistent thickness.

  3. Parchment Paper Hack: If you don't have a burger press, you can use parchment paper as a barrier between the patty and a sturdy object like a plate or another skillet. Place a ball of ground beef on a cooking surface, cover it with parchment paper, and firmly press down. The patty will spread evenly as it flattens.

  4. Bottom of a Pan: If you don't have a dedicated burger press, you can use the flat bottom of a heavy pan or skillet to smash the patty. Place a ball of ground beef on a cooking surface, cover it with a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap, then use the bottom of the pan to press down and flatten the patty.

  5. Grip-and-Smash Method: This technique involves using your hand to directly press and flatten the patty on the cooking surface. Shape the ground beef into a ball, place it on the griddle or skillet, cover it with parchment paper or plastic wrap, and use your hand to firmly press and spread the patty out into the desired thickness.

  6. Two-Spatula Method: For extra control and even pressure distribution, you can use two spatulas. Place a ball of ground beef on the griddle or skillet, cover it with a spatula held horizontally, and press down on the top of the spatula with a second spatula held vertically. This technique allows for precise smashing and shaping.

Remember, whichever method you choose, apply firm but not excessive pressure to the patty. Be cautious when handling hot griddles or skillets, and ensure the cooking surface is well-oiled to prevent sticking. Happy smashing!

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