Tuesday, April 14, 2009

That sound you hear is Ronald McDonald whimpering and sobbing in the corner like a pansy

Remember a couple Fridays ago, when I spoke of my desire to create the perfect hot & spicy burger?
I think I've succeeded.
Everyone (especially Whall), you simply MUST try this.

For the burger:
Take half a pound of hamburger and mix in 1 tablespoon hot cajun seasoning along with 1 teaspoon cayenne powder. (I used the medicinal strength stuff, but you can use the kind that's in the spice aisle). Mitmita would also work, if you can get a good hot batch. So would Blair's Death Rain. You can either make one half-pound patty or two quarter-pound patties. They'll shrink when you cook them, so it's not as huge as it sounds. Cook them however you want; I like mine well-done.

For the bun:
Any kind will work as long as you toast it beforehand. Toasting adds a special something-- in flavor, appearance, and texture. Highly recommended. Just place both sides face down on a cookie sheet and toast it in the oven til it's golden brown.

-Pepper jack cheese (use habanero jack if you can find it instead of that wussy jalapeno stuff),
-A few of those canned crunchy french fried onions* which have been tossed with some hot cajun seasoning and maybe a few drops of hot sauce (bonus points if you toast them in the oven beforehand)
-And at least 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce mixed with at least half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

It's yummy.
Try it.

*P.S. I know! I know, I hate onions, yet I like the crispy canned kind. Maybe it's because they've been processed into oblivion and have hardly any of their original onion molecules left.


whall said...

Sorry, can't do it. My life insurance policy specifically denies claims due to suicide.

I love my family's love for money too much.

Marilyn said...

We will do this, but maybe not for a week or so. I have to get the ingredients together. Also, I may just use regular onions on mine. I hope that's okay. I will enspicify them.

Jenn Thorson said...

My sinuses would love this, my tastebuds would be delighted, but my guts would cry out in terror.

So... a hard call. :)

PS- Those onions in the can KICK-BUTT! Yum!

Da Old Man said...

It burned just reading that.

Though, on the bright side, eating that would make me sweat like crazy, so that would be like a workout, too.

"Janna's Aerobic Burger" just may catch on.

Thinkinfyou said...

I don't know if I could handle the heat from that burger!

Skye said...

Oh My, my butts burning just thinking of that! I think I'll put off trying something quite so spicy, even if it does sound absolutely devine!

Janna said...

Whall: I urge you to re-think your position. :)

Marilyn: NO, no, nononono, real onions must never touch this burger! Real onions are evil!

Jenn: When in doubt, go with the tastebuds.

DaOldMan: With the bacon and the cayenne working against each other, it could raise and lower blood pressure at the same time! They'd have to fight it out... Like a mini wrestling arena for corpuscles!

Thinkingfyou: Try it! :)

Skye: It IS divine. You must try it!

Marilyn said...

Jasmine agrees with you about the onions. We are off to the grocery store this afternoon. This will be our Friday supper.

Janna said...

Marilyn: Yaaaay! I can't wait to hear how things turn out!