If you’re a fan of smashed burgers, with a nice char crust, whether your favorites come from Smashburger, Shake Shack, Fatburger, or other joints, here’s a fairly faithful reproduction. Now you can make ’em at home!
Divide one pound of quality 85/15 into five balls, each will be slightly over 3 ounces.
Preheat a cast iron skillet or griddle until it is ‘smokin’ hot.’
Salt and pepper the balls and drop onto the skillet for one minute.
After the minute, flip and smash, cooking for another minute.
Flip and cook for one more minute, and you’re done.
Method photo from Serious Eats site.
Smashed Burger Recipe