8. Flip it! When you see bubbles on the bottom of the burger, flip it and rotate it a quarter or a half turn. This will give it a hatch mark.
9. Check the temperature. The way you can check to see if it’s medium or medium rare is by feel. Touch the burger. The softer it is, the less cooked it is. The firmer it is, the more cooked it is. The juices will also indicate if it’s not that well cooked. Once you get past medium, you’ll see less and less juice.
10. Top it off. Add whatever you want: fried eggs, foie gras, bacon, jalapeño, roasted peppers, avocado. For buns, potato rolls are good, especially Martin’s, which we use here. Ultimately, it’s your burger. Have it the way you want.
Want more? Watch a video of Executive Chef Michael Ammirati making Porter House Bar and Grill’s delicious burger here.