M. FERRANTE wrote on 26 Jul 2005 in rec.food.cooking > I was watching the Epicurious cooking show on The Travel Channel and > the chef said that he never commits the ultimate sin of pressing down > on a hamburger (to rid it of grease) while it is cooking. Do you > press or no? > > If a person chooses not to press down, then how does one tell if the > hamburger is done? > > (The hamburger he was cooking sure looked good. Instead of placing a > slice of cheese on it, he put shredded cheddar cheese all over it. > Man, that sure looked good.) > > Mark Ferrante > Click here eveyday to feed a rescued animal: > > http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/ > Not only Do I Press the burger while it's cooking, I feel the burger is like a sponge...when It springs back it soaks up the juices it is cooking in. I'm also getting a burger press so all my burger patties will be the same size and purdy when I make them. The only time I don't press a cooking burger is when it's on the grill. -- It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut. Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?