I know this French hamburger is sitting on a bed of black bean and corn salad which is not looking very French for French Fridays with Dorie. When I started to peel my red onion to make the onion jam for the burger I realized my onion was bad and I didn’t want to go the store to buy another one. I also forgot to buy hamburger buns which I planned to buy at La Boulange so I could at least have French hamburger buns. My husband had seen a black bean and corn salad on the Honest Cooking site that he mentioned wanting to try so I had all the ingredients for that for dinner later in the week. I made a few changes to the burger which was to use half a roasted red pepper left over from the black bean salad instead of the sun dried tomatoes that were called for in the original recipe. I also used chopped fresh basil for my herb. I think that was it for changes to the Cafe Salle Pleyel hamburger recipe from Around My French Table. I put the slices of Parmesan cheese on top for the photo as the burger needed something on top but thought it tasted bad with the burger so didn’t eat it. So why is this burger the love it or hate it burger? Because I had two very strong reactions to it, one very positive from my daughter Jen who liked it and the other a negative reaction from Noah, my six year old grandson. I had a feeling that he wasn’t going to like it so I gave him a half a burger which he covered with mustard. He took one bite and his eyes got really big as he swallowed it, I really thought he was fighting not to spit it out, so I said, Noah you didn’t like the hamburger and he said, Oh grandma I never eat a hamburger without a bun!
Please check out the links to more French Burgers here at French Fridays with Dorie.