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Cheddar Burgers and Crispy Oven Fries

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Burgers with cheese on the inside, plus oven fries with a super-crunchy crust equals a dinner no one can resist.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2006

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for baking sheet
  • 3/4 cup cornflake crumbs (store-bought or crushed from 2 cups cornflakes)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes (about 3), well scrubbed and cut lengthwise 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1 cup finely grated cheddar (2 ounces)
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Burger sauce (see note, above)
  • Garnishes, such as lettuce, sliced onion, sliced tomato, sliced pickles, ketchup, and mustard

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush a large rimmed baking sheet with oil; set aside.

  2. In a pie plate or shallow bowl, combine cornflake crumbs, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon salt. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil to coat. One or two at a time, dip potatoes in crumbs, turning to coat all sides; transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake potatoes, turning once, until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven, and season with more salt.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine beef, cheddar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. With a fork, mix very gently to combine. Gently shape meat into 4 patties, each 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick; season with salt and pepper.

  4. Fifteen minutes before potatoes are finished baking, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Place burgers in skillet, and cook until browned on both sides and done to taste (4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare). Serve on hamburger buns with crispy oven fries, Burger Sauce, and desired garnishes.

Cook's Notes

To make burger sauce, mix 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons ketchup, and 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish in a small bowl.

Reviews Add a comment

  • tripletmum
    1 JAN, 2011
    I followed the directions exactly, but the fries were much too salty for our taste. In the future I will use 1tsp rather than 1TBSP as the recipe calls. Other than that, it was a hit and yummy!!!
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  • Mommycakes06
    21 OCT, 2008
    I made this the other day and it came out sooo good. I did dredge the potatoes in parmesan cheese also. Yum!
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  • mommykim
    25 MAR, 2008
    this is wonderful! so easy and the family loves it! you can't even tell they are cornflakes!! My husband can be very picky as well as the kids, but we all enjoyed this one! thank you!
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