Best Burger Toppings

Best Burger Toppings

Nina Callaway
May 23, 2008
Sometimes the best parties are the do-it-yourself ones. This weekend for Memorial Day, we'll be flipping those burgers we showed you earlier this week, and setting out a huge tray of condiments and toppings so guests can customize. Here are some of our favorite burger toppings for a crowd. Burger Topping Basics Lettuce Tomatoes (not in season yet here in the northeast US, but many seem to prefer bad tomatoes to no tomatoes at all.) Pickles Onions Avocado Condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise Cheese thinly sliced gouda, cheddar and monterey jack or pepper jack Instead of crumbly blue cheese, we serve a homemade blue cheese dressing American plastic cheese. (The husband insists. Yes, the kind full of preservatives in individual packages.) Sauces and Spreads caramelized onions sauteed mushrooms (cooked in oil, rather than bacon fat, so that vegetarians can partake) guacamole salsa spicy pepper remoulade pesto sauce horseradish sauce Bacon Bacon needs its own special category, don't you think? Definitely a burger essential. Other than the basics (and the bacon) you certainly don't need to have all of these things. But choose a few. If you like, you can put out little signs suggesting combinations and even naming them after people: The Mickey: horseradish sauce and gouda cheese. The Heath: tomatoes and onions. What do you like on your burger? Images: Nina Callaway for the Kitchn Related: How Long Can You Keep Opened Condiments?
Created with Sketch.