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Asian Brunch Burger

Asian Brunch Burger

A stacked burger with an English muffin bun, sweet brown sugar bacon, a crispy yet tender European potato pancake and Asian seasonings. Different and completely irresistible, just look at it!

Step 1: Brown Sugar Bacon
Ingredient Weight Measure
Brown sugar 1 cup
Almonds, roasted 1 cup
Molasses 1/4 cup
Chinese five spice blend 1 Tbsp.
Salt and pepper to taste
Bacon, thick cut 1 lb.
Step 2: Burger
Ingredient Weight Measure
English muffin, burger sized 18 each
Butter, softened 1/2 cup
Kewpie mayo, divided 18 oz.
Furikake seasoning 2 Tbsp.
Simplot Traditional: Old European Potato Pancake 6/5lb 18 each
Ground beef patty, 80/20, 4 oz. each 4-1/2 lbs.
Smoked Gouda cheese, slices 18 each
Tomato, 1/4-inch slice 36 oz.
Preparation Instructions:
Step 1
Preheat convection to 350° F. Line a full sheet pan with aluminum foil and place a wire baking rack on top. Combine the brown sugar, almonds, molasses and seasonings in a food processor and process until the texture of a course cornmeal. Lay the bacon on the rack in a single layer and sprinkle the topping evenly over the bacon. Cover the tray with a full sized silpat mat. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the topping is very browned but not burnt. If it’s underbaked, the bacon won’t crisp as it cools. While it’s hot, transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside to cool. Serve at room temperature.
Step 2
For each serving; butter and toast an English muffin, spread each side with 1 Tbsp. mayo, sprinkle with furikake, prepare European pancake according to the package directions, prepare burger to customers request, top burger with cheese, two slices of tomato and remaining muffin.
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