Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers
Juicy, messy, and incredibly delicious, these patties have flavorful browned onions embedded right in the meat. But making them at home without a flattop has its challenges.
Why This Recipe Works
In Oklahoma, a burger isn’t a burger without a mound of thinly sliced onion pressed into a thin, crispy patty as it sizzles on the fast-food griddle. To make them at home, we sliced and salted the onions, then squeezed the moisture out of them so they’d easily stick onto the burger. Starting the burger over a moderate heat enabled us to brown the exterior of the onions while the interior softened. Add a slice of American cheese and these burgers will taste like they’re straight from the griddle.