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Check out these photos that size up real burgers with advertisements

We all know about false advertising on food menus (there is no way real ice cream is that perfect), but these fast-food ads are just ridiculous.

Photographer Dario D. over at Alphaila has started a series comparing real fast-food tacos and burgers with their advertised counterparts. The results are unsurprising — most tacos and burgers are sad, squashed versions of what you see. The only product to somewhat stack up with the advertised version is McDonald's Big N' Tasty with cheese (shown last). So, um, good job Mickey D's?

The Daily Byte is a regular column dedicated to covering interesting food news and trends across the country. Click here for previous columns.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.


Freddy&rsquos Burgers

My family's favorite fast food burger! There's nothing like Freddy's. Serve 'em with thin fries and fry sauce!

whole hamburger bun (small, standard size)

  1. Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat. Divide beef in half and roll into rough balls. One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a coffee mug or large measuring cup to push the spatula and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt.
  2. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  3. Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeño slices, etc.

My family loves&mdashand I mean loves&mdashFreddy&rsquos Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, otherwise known as &ldquoFreddy&rsquos.&rdquo A location opened about an hour from the ranch a couple of years ago, and whenever we&rsquore passing through for a soccer game or a grocery trip, it&rsquos a treat to be able to stop and chow down on what is exceptionally delicious fast food.

One of Freddy&rsquos specialties is what they call a Steakburger, which is nothing more than a double cheeseburger&hellipbut it&rsquos the way it&rsquos prepared that sets it apart from the rest. And while I can&rsquot exactly duplicate Freddy&rsquos magic at home, since we can&rsquot run out to Freddy&rsquos every time we get a hankerin&rsquo, I sure do my best.

Here&rsquos how to make a Freddy&rsquos burger!

Grab a little bit of ground beef&mdashI&rsquod say 1/4 cup or so&mdashand roll it onto a ball. Place it on a hot skillet or griddle&hellip

And then, I don&rsquot know how else to say this: You have to smash it flat. If you have a super heavy spatula and great upper body strength you can do it that way, but I grab a large 2-cup measure (or you can just use a large coffee mug) and use it to push the spatula against the beef and flatten the heck out of it. Be careful when you do this that your hand doesn&rsquot get close enough to the cooking surface to get burned.

You need two of these small, very thin patties per burger. For that reason, it&rsquos hard to make a whole bunch of these at once unless you have a huge griddle or get lots of pans going at once!

But they&rsquore totally worth it.

Sprinkle them with salt, let them cook over medium high to high heat for just a minute or two, until they&rsquore nice and brown. Then flip them BOTH over.

About 45 seconds to 1 minute later, lay a piece of cheese on ONE of the patties (I usually choose the one that&rsquos slightly larger if they&rsquore slightly uneven)&hellip

Then place the second patty right on top. Because they&rsquore so thin, they should be cooked through at this point.

Within 20 to 30 seconds, this is what&rsquos happening. The patties are so hot that the cheese melts almost instantly.

Oh, and about the cheese: Please use American. Please?

Without draining it on paper towels or otherwise pretending to increase the health factor of this burger, place it right on a hamburger bun.

Oh, and about the hamburger buns: Please use the smallest, softest, most mass produced buns you can find. No Kaiser rolls, no artisan sourdough rolls, no ciabatta rolls.

Another thing about the buns: Freddy&rsquos grills theirs with butter, which undoubtedly contributes to the scrumptiousness. Since the burgers are so, so quick, though, I usually just pull mine right out of the package. Still delicious!

Then pop on the lid and serve it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeño slices, tomato slices, onion slices&hellipwhatever makes your skirt fly up!

This is truly a delightful little burger. I can&rsquot make enough of them lately.

Oh! And pssst. Serve these thin French fries with the burgers. You&rsquoll be glad you did.