To eat a burger with fork and knife is like drinking soup with a straw: doable but somehow strange. Moreover, the former is breaking the most important rule of the burger-lover-scene: eat with your hands. But isn’t there a way to do this in a somewhat elegant manner without spilling the juices all over yourself? Indeed there is. We hereby present the art of eating a burger.
Let’s get this straight: cutlery and burgers are not a match. You may use a knife to cut the burger into two equal halves, but that’s the limit. To half correctly, carefully and tenderly push the burger down with one hand and part the burger in two. The result: two equal portions of happiness (one per hand).
Now eat like a pro
For the heroes among us that dare to eat the whole burger bite by bite without dissecting it into shreds beforehand, this is your guide to perfecting your mastery.
Respect the burger
Don’t press the burger down too much to make it handier but carefully pick it up from your plate. Don’t hold on too tight; just like in good relationships, the burger likes his/her space.
Avoid the sog
It’s essential that all sauce remains intact within the burger and doesn’t run down your hands and arms. Additionally, your burger should avoid becoming too soggy. If you turn the burger upside down, the upper half of the bun (which is up to ⅓ bigger than the other) should soak up all the extra liquids. Any added leaf will also work as an extra natural barrier for the sauce.
Get the grip right
Place your thumbs underneath the bun and the rest of your fingers on top. This is the most common technique for burger holding, but then we often end up wondering why the patty and the tomato are sliding out of the other side. Japanese scientists have actually found a solution for this problem. You must hold the burger with more balance. Do not merely place your thumbs under the burger but add your little fingers to the base for stability.
Burger training complete.