Food By Alexandra Gagan / January 1, 2015 According to Google Burger Recipes top the list when searching for foods and nothing better than the comfort food itself. Whether it’s meat, vegi option it’s top of the list and many a recipe has been pulled together to satisfy all tastes. Recreate the authentic American diner experience with burgers in soft white bun, add fries and salad to your requirements and washed down by a thick vanilla milkshake. (recipe taken from BBC – Food – Recipes: Cheeseburger and fries) Ingredients For the cheeseburger 500g/1lb 2oz beef steak mince 2 tbsp vegetable oil 25g/1oz beer mustard 100g/3½oz mayonnaise 8 gherkins, sliced 4 beef tomatoes, sliced ½ round lettuce, leaves separated 1 red onion, sliced 200g/7oz Monterey Jack cheese, grated or in slices 4 brioche rolls For the fries 500g/1lb 2oz chipping potatoes vegetable oil, for deep-fat frying For the vanilla milkshake 1 vanilla pod, seeds removed 500ml/18fl oz full-fat milk 200g/7oz vanilla ice cream Preparation method For the cheeseburger, put the mince in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to shape the mince into four burger-shaped patties. Wrap the patties in cling film and place in the fridge for an hour. Heat a large frying pan and add the oil. Once hot, add the burgers and cook each side for 2-3 minutes. When cooked, set aside to rest. In a small bowl, mix the mustard with the mayonnaise. For the fries, preheat a deep-fat fryer to 180C/350F. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.) Fry the chips for 3-4 minutes, then drain on kitchen paper and season with salt. For the vanilla milkshake, place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Just before serving, pour the milkshake into glasses. To assemble the burger, place each patty in a brioche roll topped with the gherkins, sliced tomato, lettuce, a few onion slices, cheese and beer mustard mayonnaise. Place the burgers on serving plates and secure with a wooden skewer. Place the fries alongside and serve with the milkshakes.