Am I the only person in the world who likes thin hamburgers?
When I was a kid, a hamburger with the lot doubled the size of the bag you got. The egg and the bacon together easily matched the height of the burger. And you could still get your mouth around the whole thing to take a bite.
Just to be straight, I’m talking the Aussie version of the hamburger here. A regular hamburger is tomato, lettuce and cheese with a meat pattie—and because it’s Australia, possibly a slice of beetroot too, although I have to admit, I always ask for my burgers without beetroot. And, sacrilege, I also ask for it without tomato sauce. How un-Australian can I be?
A burger with the lot is a plain hamburger, with the addition of egg, bacon, cheese and onion. Some people also put a slice of pineapple with it.
The meat patties are growing. They started out a centimetre, maybe one-and a half centimetres in thickness. Now they’re creeping up past two, and on to three centimetrs. I can’t even get my mouth around some of them. Then there’s this trend for putting double, and triple patties into the burger.
I like my burger meat thin enough so I can eat the burger without needing a knife and a fork.
As for the buns they’re served in … don’t get me started.