Can you believe it’s almost August? Summer sure does seem to be not taking it slow. We have been very busy though having fun visiting new places with the kids and spending tons of time in the pool. So for the last Mitten Movie Night of July I’m making something extra spicy, a burger topped with Fried Jalapenos.
This week has been a long one so I am ready to relax. I am currently in the process of pulling wallpaper down in what is known as the ‘Man Cave’. Dubbed as such the first time we came to look a the house with the boys. There is a fair amount of wallpaper in this house so I felt it was a good place to start. After getting into it I quickly realize that only 1 area a year might be getting done because it is WORK!
I got some great tips over on my Facebook page so I started with a water/fabric softener and scraper combo that actually worked pretty good. Then I mentioned to my mother-in-law that a lot of people recommended a steamer. Guess what? She actually had a brand new one! It has been working like a charm. Probably half the time it would have taken with the water/softener concoction. I’m so thankful too because I wanted to have this all done by the middle of August. Looks like I am on track and I will post the before and afters soon for all to see.
After dinner I am kicking back and relaxing with Wedding Crashers. An oldie but goody and I love digging through our old DVD’s. With dinner we’re drinking some Michigantuan from Short’s Brewing. I can not resist a cherry beer especially one using Michigan cherries. So now on to the food.
The fried jalapenos are simple enough. Take the jarred jalapenos and put them onto a paper towel, fold over and press down to dry them off as much as possible. Mix together the egg, milk, flour, salt and pepper for the batter. Heat up 1/4 cup of oil in a pan (drop a little bit of the batter to see if it starts to fry to check if oil is ready) and fry 2-3 minutes, on each side until golden brown. Remove from pan and put on another clean plate and paper towel to drain.
For the burger I actually finally used a hamburger press that I got from my son’s school fundraiser probably 3 years ago. They really turned out great as you can see from the end result below. I mix my burger some Worcestershire Sauce and that’s it. Press half the meat into one side and then the other putting a piece of cheese into the middle and pressing it so the two halves connect. If you don’t have a press just make a 1/2 pound patty and add cheese later.
As I’ve said before I don’t have a grill so I used my Foreman grill. It took about 12 minutes total but check to make sure fully cooked for whatever method you are using. Thinking I might have to remedy this whole no grill quick….maybe for my birthday coming up here in August?
For the aioli mix mayo, minced garlic clove and 1 teaspoon of jalapeno juice. Toast the buns, always. Top with the spicy aioli. And here you are….
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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