Do Right By Your Buns
Are buns your bae? Then show them you care by treating them right. We’re not talking about the condiments you choose to slather them with, or all the awesome recipes you can use them in. None of that matters unless you get your foundation down, and that means prepping your buns the right way. Here’s how.
- Toast your hamburger buns for a best-of-both-worlds experience. Toasting your buns adds flavor, texture and structure to your hamburger; alas, if you do it wrong, you’ll end up with too much crunch. But there’s an awesome hack that makes it possible to get the benefits of toasting while keeping the inside soft. Get the magic formula (it involves a wet towel) here.
- Give your hot dog buns major league flavor with steam. If you’re going big with your hot dog – and by big, we mean lots of toppings – we recommend toasting them using the above method. But sometimes, you really just want that ballpark experience without actually going to a game, right? When that craving hits, go the steam route. Lifehacker breaks it down for you here.