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Mar182012

Cheeseburger Saturday Night At My Apartment

Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night Cheeseburger! Starring Marty’s apartment, with a special guest appearance from the Food Emporium and featuring The Ready For Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher. And now, please welcome tonight’s host, Marty’s apartment!

Two nights I don't go out are New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day, so we'll be having Cheeseburger Saturday Night at home sweet home. All I have to do is get the ingredients, get back home and lock the door! I'm out early and as you can see, it's starting already!

Okay, we'll get the ingredients for a homemade Cheeseburger Saturday Night in here and then hightail it home before the streets turn into a river of green vomit.

And the dance begins! Time to get home and lock the doors.

Okay, we're at home sweet home and here's what I got for tonight's home-cooked Saturday Night Cheeseburger: Velveeta Shreds, Sociable crackers, smoked cheddar cheese, diced onions, rye bread and hot Italian sausage. Time to get cooking!

But first, a pre-dinner beer, it is St. Patrick's Day after all. Too rah loo rah loo rah and all that jazz.

And I decided to play T. Rex's CD, Slider as background music. Get it? Slider, cheeseburger... Bueller...Bueller...Bueller...

Okay, I've prepared the burger in its raw form. I seasoned the hot Italian sausage with Colman's mustard powder, pepper, hot chili powder and a dash of A1 Sauce. I also folded in about a cup of the Velveeta shreds to give the burger a bit of a Juicy Lucy taste. I then formed it using this burger press suggested by the Duncester.

Here's the diced onions fried up and seasoned with curry powder. We'll put them to the side and concentrate on the burger next.

Here it is in the pan and I added a hit of pepper on top. Can never have enough pepper!

Okay, we'll cover it up and let it cook on a low heat...

Which allows time for a beer and Sociable cracker break..

And a musical interlude from T. Rex.

Okay, three beers and a half of box of Sociable's later and the burger's all done. It looks delicious! Look at the Velveeta bubbling out from within it! Okay, time to assemble tonight's burger!

Here's the toasted rye bread with melted smoked cheddar cheese on top of it.

Okay, we're almost there...

And the fried onions finish it off. Alright, time to try this creation!

A little tough to eat, I may have to finish it off with a fork, but it's delicious! And afterwards I had emailed with Goggla and she said she hoped there would be something green on the burger. Too late for anything green on the burger, but...

Here's a little sharin' of the green from the various Gumby's in my apartment! Goodnight and see you all tomorrow!

Further Reading: Taste of Home, Canary Bird’s Nest and Food Network.

I’ve got a lot of patience, baby,
And that’s a lot of patience to lose.

Surprise link, click on it...I dare you!

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Bonus Mick Mykola Demetiuk Book Linkage!

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Reader Comments (37)

I could never get my onions to look like that, must be the curry powder...anyway, thanks for the plug, sure appreciate it ;)

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMykola Mick Dementiuk

wow that burger looks great! you should cook at home more often maybe you could get a gig on the food network! loved the trex toons too!

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D

Looks great ! ... I'm really hungry now .... have to shower and go get some food !

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

I have this hideous vision of you and Chef Gordon Ramsay packed together in that tiny kitchen of yours filming an episode of Kitchen Nightmares...brrrr. Which one of you would come out of there alive do you suppose? A total Fox Network Classic!

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

@Mykola Mick Dementiuk: The curry powder not only brings out color, but it adds a great taste to them! Happy to plug your fine book, people should check it out. At $2.39, it's a bargain!

@Bobby D: Maybe I'll start a once a month cooking at home segment in hopes of snaring that Food Network gig!

@GENE: I suggest a beer or 10 with your meal!

@Jaws: Love that imagination of yours! I'd win, because I know where the knives are hidden!

March 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Marty, I'm actually impressed. My girlfriend who's an amazing cook was impressed with your diced onions fried up and seasoned with curry powder. We use a lot O' spice in this house. Did you learn all your diner cooking tricks from John Belushi?

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanny the Freelancer

Interesting color on the cheeseburger. The smoked cheese and rye bread were a nice epicurian touch.

Smart move not gooing out yesterday. I was also holed up in my house barricading the door. It rivals only New Year Eve, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day as the times to stay away from dining establishments.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaveW

@danny the freelancer: Thanks! And yes, I attended the John Belushi school of fine dining! The first lesson I learned there was that no matter how a meal turns out, afterwards start drinking heavily!

@DaveW: The color of the cheeseburger was from the Italian sausage and from the Velveeta shreds I folded in. It really turned out tasty! And you're right on the money on those holidays not to eat out in a restaurant!

March 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

That surprise link had me in stitches.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason

No St. Pat's or NYE. What is the TWM official position on Halloween?

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

@Jason: Glad you got a larf out of that!

@csp: My position on Halloween is the same, I stay home with a fridge full of beer, lock the doors and stay inside. Oh, I do wear a sexy nurse costume all night, but maybe that's T.M.I.

March 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

@TWM:
I'll take that lobotomy now Nurse Ratched, please! (Must unsee mental images.)

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

Not 'Well Done', but well done Daddio!
Nice looking meal over at 'Chez Womabcher'.
(and probably healthier than something Paula Deen would have made)
I still think when Paula Deen says "Corn Oil" it sounds like "Corn Hole".

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

A very unique sausage burger. I just wondered if it needed some type of dipping sauce to slide it down the old gullet. Guess the beers did that. Laura Nyro was the bomb, great talent, she would of been a huge star by now.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Another classic SNCB at home! Your kitchen still amazes me, Marty. A true New York tourist attraction.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClacky

On your recommendation, I went to Sophie's and Black Market on Friday night. Spot on Marty!! Had a great time and was safe at home on Saturday when the boozasauruses roamed the City.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave - Everywhere

@csp: Coming right up, as soon as I finish this bottle in front of me!

@"Boris:" Thanks, Daddio, it was nice to spend a night at home for a change! And maybe Paula is actually saying "corn hole," she seems pretty adventurous! And we know she likes butter!

@Al: It didn't need a sauce of any kind, due to the two cheeses working with it. And yes, the beers did help it slide on down. Laura Nyro's one of my favorites and I know she's one of yours too! Good to see you back in the old comments section!

@Clacky: Thanks! People are always amazed when I tell them I don't have an oven! Except people that live in New York!

@Dave-Everywhere: Very cool you checked both places out and glad you enjoyed them! And smart thinking staying in last night, I heard it was a horror show out there!

March 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Burger looks good, but that smoked cheddar shot is disturbing. It's the wrinkles or something. Glad you were in safe retreat from Saturday's mayhem!

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteronemorefoldedsunset

Priceless burger. Gotta try the recipe. And thanks for the Nyro link. Reminds me of a lot of the old neighborhood.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Damn, Marty. The next time you have Cheeseburger night at home, please INVITE me!

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

@onemorefoldedsunset: Sorry the cheese disturbed you, that kind of cracked me up! And I'm glad I stayed home after hearing about the mess that went on last night!

@Michael: Try the burger recipe, I don't know what I'm doing when I cook, but I lucked into something good this time. Nice to hear from another Laura Nyro fan! I've loved her since I was a kid. I hated it when band's like Three Dog Night and the Fifth Dimension wrecked her songs, but was happy she was getting big time royalty dough!

@meleah: You've got a standing reservation!

March 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I am definitely going to try onions with curry powder. Yum!

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBritta

ever since Boris said that all those years ago at myspace i never looked at Paula Deen the same again..
I have sausage in my freezer and i am all over trying that recipe out this week...I wonder how it would taste on Ciabbata bread.
I dont have any velveeta though.. maybe a little cheez whiz!
ha!
I dont go out on St Patty day either..
I went out for polish food last night..
i buy corned beef the day after when its half price:)

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

@Britta: The curry powder onions rule!

@Gidget: Looking forward to hearing about how your dish with the recipe turned out! Send me a photo if you can!

March 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Wow, now there's a use for Velveeta I can endorse!

No green pickles??

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGoggla

@Goggla: No pickles, but plenty of Green Gumby's!

March 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Had a nice lunch with a friend of mine Saturday around 1pm at Odessa on Avenue A. Nice and quiet, plus they have a full bar which was empty.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Waltie

@Uncle Waltie: I love Odessa! Great food and a nice place to relax! Sip Ahoy!

March 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Oh, I remember a time you were forced to head out on Halloween! UES, but out nonetheless. That burger looked pretty frickin' good. I see a Gumby apron in your future.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Nice homecooked TWM. Pork sausage burger raises an eyebrow, but not without its merits I'm sure. Anyways cooking burgers at home is always a good idea. A good burger is not very complicated. The fries are usually what I miss though when I go for the homeburger. Also a good idea is staying home on March 17.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlegitimate beef

Looking at that burger made me hungry and gave me heartburn at the same time. Love The Slider!
Wise decision to stay home. St. Paddy's is for amateurs. We did head to our local pub for a couple of beer but the Irish Mafia was in there getting pissed off anytime someone played anything other than that godawful traditional diddly music that Irish people only listen to once a year.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrink

@Biff: Holy shitballs, I had forgotten all about that night! I'll have to start looking for that Gumby apron!

@legitimate beef: You should try the sausage as a burger if you like spicy food, I was just experimenting, but was happy with the results! I agree with you on March 17th!

@Katrink: I was afraid of heartburn too, but amazingly I didn't have any! St. Paddy's and New Year's Eve, definitely amateur hour nights for sure!

March 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Bob Dylan knows/and I bet Alan Freed did/there are things at night that are better not to behold.

I love T. Rex and the Slider. There are some redundant tracks but it is a classic. They had a fantastic full bodied rock sound that to me still sounds state of the art, and this is someone who is born well after T.Rex's time. Electric WArrior is probably more classic but the Slider has a better sound I think. And when I'm sad...I slaaaaaaide, oooh aaaaaah oooh ahhhh. Call me rabbit fighter, oh ohhhh, Jojo don't ya know? Some weird lyrics but I love to sing along to them.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlegitimatebeef

Your homemade cheeseburger looks better than the "store bought ones". Thanks for the Bob Dylan Tour in GV.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

@legitimate beef: I agree about Slider, I think it’s the best T. Rex album ever. Have you ever seen, “Born To Boogie?” Ringo Starr’s documentary about T. Rex? Here’s a clip about the making of it.

@Melanie: I lucked out with the burger and it was very tasty! Glad you enjoyed the Bob Dylan tour!

March 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

@Marty: It wasn't entirely worth remembering. Except for all the buy-backs.

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Biff: I think it's because of the buy-backs that I don't remember!

March 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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