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Danielle Rose

Hidden Egg Burger

Posted by Danielle Rose on July 27, 2015
Hidden Egg Burger

Food trends come and go with both the years and the seasons, but there are some trends that have a way of grabbing our attention and our stomachs, establishing themselves as a trend that’s here to stay! Burgers would be one of those long-lasting food trends. As the burger trend heated up a few years ago, with craft burger shops popping up on every corner, the list of burger toppings grew along with it. It was truly fascinating to see the array of both tame and wild toppings that started to find their way on burger menus. The toppings ranged from grilled pineapple; deep fried, cheese-stuffed mushrooms; jalapeno poppers; foie gras; and even peanut butter!

Despite all of the wonderfully interesting toppings that tempted my taste buds, there was one topping that stood out as my favourite, the classic fried egg! The fried egg became my topping of choice thanks to the wonderful depth of flavour and contrast of textures that it gave to a simple burger. There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a burger and having a bright yellow, runny yolk come seeping out, adding both moisture and a hit of flavour to an already delicious burger.

With such a perfect combination already in place, it’s understandable to think that there’s no way of perfecting the fried egg burger. Well my friends, you would be wrong! The fried egg burger has been taken to new heights thanks to a food hack! What if instead of topping your burger with a fried egg, you cooked the egg right inside it? With the help of the lip of a drinking glass, it’s easy to pop out a piece of burger patty, leaving the perfect crevice for frying an egg right as you cook your burger! Not only have you made yourself the perfect burger, you’ve also cut down on cleanup, giving yourself only one pan to clean! Let’s see you top that food hack!

Get These

  • 1 lb. (450g) lean ground beef
  • ┬╝ cup Kraft Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Kraft Singles Light Cheese Slices
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Do This

  1. Heat nonstick skillet to high heat.
  2. Mix ground beef with dressing. Shape into four patties.
  3. Using the lip of a drinking glass, cut a hole out of the centre of each patty. Leftover meat may be used for mini sliders or frozen for later use.
  4. Lightly spray skillet with cooking spray and add patties. Cook for 1-minute. Crack an egg into the centre of each patty. Cook for an additional 3-minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 4-minutes. Top each patty with cheese in the last minute of cooking.
  5. Fill buns with cheeseburgers and top with desired condiments.


Hidden Egg Burger
  • This recipe serves 4.