Stuff and Nonsense: Plated: Cheddar Burgers w/ Baked Onion Rings


Plated: Cheddar Burgers w/ Baked Onion Rings

Plated's "Cheddar Burgers with Baked Onion Rings" seemed like the perfect way to welcome summer. Yes, I know summer's nearly a month away but it hit a toasty 86°F on Monday and that's summer as far as I'm concerned.

Juicy, perfectly seasoned cheddar burger ... yum!
I really enjoyed this burger. The cheddar (provenance unknown) was a good choice -- not too sharp, but strong enough it held its own and wasn't subsumed by the juicy, perfectly-seasoned burger. The tarragon sauce was nice interpretation of the standard orange burger sauce and I only wish I'd saved a little to drizzle on my onion rings. Seriously, I have eaten restaurant burgers that weren't as good as this one.

That said, I must admit The Husband wasn't so taken with this burger -- tasty, yes, but too juicy! And the cheese was very overwhelming! Who is this stranger I married?

Misleadingly beautiful crunchy onion rings *cries*
We both agreed the onion rings, while quite crispy, were extremely disappointing. I thought I'd been quite generous in my use of salt and pepper, but they were clearly under-seasoned. And I couldn't taste the sweet paprika at all!

Would I make this again? Burgers, yes, as soon as possible. Onion rings, no, never. My recipe card is a little gooped up from when I made the tarragon dressing, but copies can be downloaded from the Plated website. Unsurprisingly, I have started a Plated folder on my desktop for storing future recipes ... because, even though The Husband is clearly enjoying the Plated experience significantly less than I am, I plan on more Plated meals.

Baked onion rings ingredients
Tarragon dressing ingredients
Cheddar burger ingredients

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