Originally published 9/13/09
My first strong female literary character was Trixie Belden. She rocked. You have to be a woman, and probably a woman of a certain age, to be a hardcore Trixie fan. A friend’s sister gave me my first Trixie Belden book when I was in the hospital for surgery. By the end of the first chapter, I was hooked.
It is fitting then, that I begin the series on Food in Fiction with Trixie Belden and one of the first recipes I tried on my own, cooking for my parents, adapting and experimenting, even then.
- 1 slice bread, crusts removed
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- salt & pepper to taste
Soak bread with milk for 5 minutes, mix all ingredients together completely. Form into 4 patties and grill or fry to desired doneness.
This works especially well with extra lean ground beef, keeping it moist and flavorful, even if you like them cooked to medium-well.
Burger week begins right here…