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The Ultimate Burger Smasher

I came across a Korean Street Food video on youtube ( I watch a lot of these, and you should too! ) and they made these burgers.

After trying it once, I was hooked for life. The video itself highlighted how they sell hundreds a day, so I knew when I was supposed to make burgers for a large family gathering, this was my only option.

Everyone went crazy over them and it was really simple!

The most important thing is the smasher. Every time I tried using a spatula it would just bend and I always had to use two hands and two spatulas and work it down to a flat patty.

This smasher can be used in a pan or any flat top skillet you have.

I’ve even used them on those cheap electric skillets from wal-mart and still got amazing results.

Here is the video,

You can use a lot of things to smash, I’ve even used another cast iron skillet before. But there was always something that made me want a dedicated perfect too.

If you love a good smash burger you owe it to yourself to grab one of these and feast!

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Learn To Make Amazing Pasta

The first time I ever made spaghetti from scratch, I swore I’d never eat boxed pasta again.

For 7 years now, I haven’t!

A small hand full of tools allows for quick execution of making pasta from scratch that I have used for years to quickly crank out deliciousness.

Tools

Sifter

Roller / Cutter

Pot

Strainer

Mixing Bowl

Ingredients for pasta

2 cups flour

2 eggs + 2 egg yolks

pinch of pepper

big pinch of salt

olive oil

Directions:

Mix your sifted flour, pepper, and salt together.

Make a well with the mixture that will hold your eggs, yolks, and oil.

carefully beat the eggs, mixing in the oil and slowly incorporating a little bit of flower at a time.

Mix until it has combined enough that you need to work it with your hands.

Start kneeding the dough. This can take 15 or so minutes, and can be tiresome. If you have a mixer, no shame in busting that thing out. I’ve done it a few times.

once all the flour is incorporated into the ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it sit.

Some people say an hour, some say over night. Some say 10 minutes.

Personally, I’ve done what ever I had time for, including immediately with no rest and it was still just fine.

After it rests, set up your roller machine and set it to the widest setting.

Force feed the pasta through the roller.

After each pass of the pasta, lower the dial on the machine to the next step down.

Repeat this until you’ve reached your desired thickness. If you don’t know, take it to wehre you think it might need to go and try boiling a single strand of it and tasting it. If you go too thin, you can fold it in half and run it through the machine again at the next step up.

Now run the strips of pasta through the desired cutter. Most machines come with spaghetti and fettucinni sizes.

throw the noodles into boiling water for a few minutes.

once the noodles reach your desired doneness, immediately strain them into a big mixing bowl to keep all that pasta water.

Your noodles are now complete. Enjoy!