( SERVES 4 )
Think of this not as a recipe, but as the starting point for you to build your ultimate burger. If you start with a simple patty that is well salted and cooked nice and crispy with some melted cheese, mayo, tomato, pickles and lettuce, then anything you add from there is just a bonus.
1. Season the mince with salt and mix through. Divide into four portions, roll each one into an evenly shaped ball and set aside.
2. Using a flat spatula, place each ball of mince onto the hot plate and push it down firmly until evenly flat.
To assemble: Smear the top and bottom buns with mayonnaise, add some crispy iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato, then the Cheddar-topped patty followed by some pickles.
Now you have a simple yet perfectly balanced burger – but feel free to design it to your liking. Maybe some beetroot, BBQ sauce or an egg would all be at home in your creation? Have fun finding your favourite combo.