The Hungry Cat • HollywoodThis delectable blue cheese burger is a best seller at chef David Lentz's restaurant, which is named for, and decorated with pictures of, his two cats, Yoda and Tweetie. "Since my cats have gotten so much press, I thought it was only fair to give my dog Pug some props with this burger," he says. All-Time Favorite Burgers

David Lentz
November 2007

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Light a grill. Form the meat into 4 large patties about 1 inch thick. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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  • In a skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp, 6 minutes; drain on paper towels. In a bowl, mix the 1/2 cup of mayonnaise with the garlic; season with salt and pepper.

  • Brush the cut sides of the rolls with 2 tablespoons of the oil and lightly toast on the grill. Brush the burgers with the remaining oil and season well with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat for 3 minutes; flip and top with the cheese. Cook for 3 more minutes for medium-rare. Spread the bottom roll halves with the garlic mayonnaise. Top with a burger, bacon, avocado, lettuce and onion and serve.

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