Salina, I'm as nowhere as I can be
Could you add some somewhere to me
Ahh Kansas, I'm kneeling, Ah Kansas, please
The Avett Brothers
On my favorite Avett Brothers' album Emotionalism, there's a song titled "Salina." The song is about how geographic locales evoke different emotions. If you're a regular reader of The Greasy Skillet, you know that I'm partial to this idea, and you also know from my post about Fred Eaglesmith's song "Kansas" the Great Plains spurs a lot of soul searching. However, I don't want to talk about that. Instead, we'll talk about something trivial, and then we'll conclude with some trivia and a giveaway.
If you can't make your way to Salina, you'll be able to replicate the burger at home by using the following recipe:
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 2 onions, shaved
- salt and pepper
- 6 buns
- preferred condiments
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Divide meat into six equal loose portions. Gather a handful of meat and plop into the pan. Repeat, working in batches as needed. The burgers should be free-from lumps.
- With a spatula, push the burgers into a round. After 1 minute, pile on all the onions, add salt and pepper, and then smash the onions into the meat. Cook another minute and then flip. Smash the burgers again.
- Drain the grease that collects. Sprinkle more salt & pepper and cook until you smell the onions starting caramelize.
- Serve on a bun with preferred condiments.
Now for the trivia question:
What Alfred Hitchcock movie has a character who is from Salina, Kansas?
The winner will receive a copy of Kansas Curiousities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff by Pam Grout.
Tramping a perpetual journey,