Hamburger + Wok = Inevitable Smoke?
September 21, 2006 6:29 PM Subscribe
Have fun and hilarity at my expense!
So I tried to pan fry a hamburger in a wok and my apartment is now full of smoke...
posted by ztdavis to food & drink (15 answers total)
I don't know much about cooking, especially in a wok.
Here's what happened:
1. I bought pre-shaped hamburgers at Sam's Club, I assumed they were pre-cooked because I was in a rush.
2. I get home and open the box and they are not pre-cooked. I think "whatever, they'll just take longer".
3. Heat up wok.
4. Put in wok.
5. Make sure battery isn't in smoke detector, because dear lord is there a ton of smoke.
At how many and which points did I go wrong? What should I have done differently? Should I have pan cooked it in a pan, perhaps? Should I have put oil in the bottom of the wok first (I didn't want an oily burger, so I didn't).
It does taste good, for the record; I'm eating it right now.
Please feel free to laugh at my expense, I have a self-deprecating sense of humor anyway.