As I told you on my earlier post, My friend was bent on having a fake shack burger this weekend. The recipe had main things to follow: the meat type, the veggies, and the sauce. We didn’t follow the recipe a 100%, But tried the best we can to not totally stir away. We bought all the needed stuff and headed to chalet. I didn’t care much for the sauce since I knew I wouldn’t get it right, and we had our own little secret of a sauce (that is the Mazolla spicey mayo). So yeah, we passed on the shack sauce.

We went to Sultan Center and got the beef burgers. 3 different beef cuts; Sirloin, brisket and chuck. Sultan center had the sirloin, and part of the birsket, but no chuck. To make a long story short, we managed to replace one of the unavailable pieces with another piece that is supposed to taste the same. The guy then put all the pieces in a grinder, twice, adding only salt and black pepper. Then pressed them into patties, 24 burgers, each burger was 200gm.

For the best buns you’ve got to pass by Fuddruckers, they sell them. We got the burgers from Sultan center, the nice cheddar cheese from their fresh cheese section, and the veggies (white onion, tomatos and lettuce) and headed to the chalet.

The process was very simple.

Put the burger on one side for 4.5 minutes, the other side for 4.5 minutes, and you’d get a medium burger.

Melt the cheese while the burger’s still on the pan.

Warm up the bun, and give it that extra touch.

And voila!

Although I haven’t tried the real shake shack burger, I think this ended up totally different. On my burger I used  a slice of cheddar cheese, a big slice of white onion, a slice of tomato, lettuce and the Mazolla spicey mayonnaise. It tasted great. It tasted like  a fancy burger. We got the best result with the frying pan, however when we grilled them outside and used the charcoal grill, it didn’t end up as good, it got dry and wasn’t as juicy (the pattied kept losing it’s juice throughout the grilling process). So yeah, for best results use a frying pan and grill it for 4 or 4.5 minutes on each side.

I think it was great and I would do it again, but with smaller patties, and not on a charcoal grill. Oh and be careful if you’re grilling those at home, they emit a LOT of smoke.

Thanks a lot HBZ for the help.


This entry was posted on Sunday, October 25th, 2009 at 9:08 am

21 Responses to “The Fake Shack Experiment”

  1. Pink GirL says:

    bel 3afia
    shakelhaa nice 🙂

  2. ban1 says:

    ana waid yaztely kant shy waid 7ilo teslam el aydey 🙂

  3. Seham.S says:

    yummmmmmmmmy … Shawwagtoony.

  4. 7anToosh says:

    kanet khooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh burger 😀

  5. shallal says:

    wallah shakilha 7ilwa

    shakli bajarib asawiha bas bil bar waqt el shita hehehehe

    tislam eedayatkom 😉

  6. Bo9ale7 says:

    Yousef next week plz. magedart akel this week

  7. Abid says:

    loooks good but the cheese is very poor quality

  8. Ansam says:

    YOWZAH! I want one now! teslam el ayaadi! When are you starting your burger business? 😛

  9. ban1 says:

    i disagree with abid . chesse was delicous and it is expensive and has agoood quality .

  10. Ansam says:

    No the cheese, if I am not mistaken, is deli cut… not the ready packaged ones! Which is richer and yummier… MUCH yummier than the factory sliced ones

  11. ban1 says:

    exactly ansam that is it . it was very delicous.

  12. den6ist says:

    9ij kuwaitieen malkom 5elg :p .. shloon sa7abtaw 3ala il sauce 😀 ?! it’s the main thing in the recipe .. and your forgot an important thing .. its important to use a special spatula to press patties .. otherwise it’ll be a bbq style like what u had ..

    bs thanx alot .. o bel3afia .. i wanna try it someday .. but i don’t have any blog to share it with u guys ..

  13. M7 says:

    bahaaaaaiw !
    7aga gamelah 5ali9 ashofik m6aneshny halweekend !!
    6alebha mennik plz

  14. shaklihaa 7adha lathethaa .. bss esh7aga mane6artoni arja3!!
    lesboo3 el yaaay tharorey ensaweha again

  15. Mark says:

    Dude you didn’t attempt to make the shake shack sauce?? FAIL! That’s the most important ingredient!

  16. Wa6n_3Mri says:

    Never ever have a burger without SAUCE! Nabi sloppyness! Coz it looks like a burger for someone whos on a diet! Lol
    Darn it! mshtahya Fuddrucker’s HOT DOG! Khbri feha wana yahl! Aaah THe GOOD YEARS. 😀

  17. Yousef says:

    Abid actually it was one of the better choices out there.

    Ansam I look forward for your version and I expect you to have the sauce’s recipe too 😉

    den6ist lol 7adna 3ayaaaza!

    ½ Cream Milk 6aafak!

    Mark lol I didn’t want to mess around with the sauce, especially since the ingredients of the fake sauce are very vague! and you have to try the mazolla spicy mayo!

    Wa6n_3Mri ay diet! ay mako sauce!! 7aa6eeen spicey mayonnaise mal mazolla 3ajeeeb! daqqqeeen daqqq 3adil embardeen galbich 😛

  18. Wa6n_3Mri says:

    3alabaaalliii b3d …Spicey Mayo! WAY TO GO! (wala ma ra7 tnbl3)
    Ok.. I never had a medium-rare meat! is it better than the
    well-done meat? I can obviously tell if its a medium-rare or well-done meat by looking at it. But I have always wondered what would a medium-rare taste like??!!

  19. Om FasoOoL says:

    yousef shakelhom eshaweg .. i bet they taste as good …. zaineen wela malotna a7san ?? and plzz cham el proportions of each meat or are they in equal qauntities ???

  20. Yousef says:

    Om FasoOoL lol laa burgerkom maytaqaran ibshay 🙂 bs hathaila genre ‘3air shway 🙂 and about the portions its as follows: sirloin, brisket, chuck. 50:25:25 respectively.