You do need oil to cook your skillet burger. Some preferred to use butter to cook a skillet burger, however we choose olive oil. Cook your burgers on medium high heat and do not flip until about 5 minutes of cooking on the first side.
What oil should I cook burgers in?
When cooking burgers, use cooking oil with a high smoke point. The five best supermarket oils for the job are avocado oil, rice bran oil, safflower oil, corn oil, and sunflower oil.
Do you use olive oil to cook burgers?
Don’t use olive oil to cook burgers. Olive oil has a low smoke point of 375°F (190°C), which makes it unsuitable for medium-high heat cooking. Avocado oil, rice bran oil, safflower oil, or corn oil are better choices as they have significantly higher smoke points. All vegetable oils and animal fats have a smoke point.
How long should I cook burgers?
In general, follow these total grilling times:
- For rare burgers, cook for 4 minutes total (125°F)
- For medium-rare burgers, cook for 5 minutes total (135°F)
- For medium burgers, cook for 6 to 7 minutes total (145°F)
- For well-done burgers, cook for 8 to 9 minutes total (160 °F)
What is the best way to cook burgers?
Cook your burgers in a flat pan over medium-high heat. The patties should sizzle when they hit the pan, and when you flip them, you should see a nicely dark, golden-brown sear on the underside. That’s the sign of a good burger!
How do you tell if a burger is done?
We suggest putting the thermometer into the side of the burger—that way it’s less likely to go all the way through the meat, and give you a false reading. At 120°F, the burger is rare. At 130°F, it’s medium-rare. 140°F is medium, 150°F is medium-well, and over 160°F is well done.
How many minutes should you cook a burger on each side?
When you prefer your burger to be done medium-well, cook the patty on one side for three minutes and the other for six minutes. And for those who prefer a well-done burger, cook the patty on one side for three minutes, flip and cook for an additional seven minutes.
How do you pan fry burgers without burning them?
Use a clean onion slice each time you flip the meat over, then it’ll never burn and the meat will be well done. Combine @Onepotmeals answer (letting the temp of the meat rise before cooking) and @JacobG (lower cooking temp) and you have the canonical answer.