LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 28:  Television personality and chef Gordon Ramsay poses at the Gordon Ramsay Burger booth at the 11th annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Grand Tasting event presented by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Chase Sapphire and Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits of Nevada at Caesars Palace on April 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit)
Food - Drink
Gordon Ramsay Doesn't Skimp On Butter For His Juicy Burger Hack
Gordon Ramsay shares in a YouTube video that, before forming his burger patties, he grates blocks of frozen butter and mixes it into the meat with an egg yolk as a binding agent.
As the burgers cook, the butter melts into the meat, creating savory, juicy flavors. “We get that nice, rich, buttery, smooth flavor inside that delicious burger,” Ramsay explains.
Ramsay also bastes his burgers with melted butter while they cook on the hot grill, a method that is used at the acclaimed Gordon Ramsay Burger restaurants.
Once the burger is mostly cooked and the cheese is put on, Ramsay takes chopped butter, puts it on the griddle next to the burger, and covers the burger and butter with a pot.
The pot traps the heat and steams the burger with the melting butter to help melt the cheese faster and keep the meat from drying out.