Have you ever been inspired to make a dish just based on a single ingredient? I came across this newish (have only been open for less than a year) bakery in Worthington called Holiday Baking Company that makes some delicious brioche and even yummier still, these tiny brioche rolls. Once I saw them, I couldn’t help but pick them up and declared them perfect for sliders.
I can’t really quantify a recipe for this, sadly, as I basically just played it by ear. I split and buttered the brioche rolls, and then grilled them. The burgers are a mix of pork, beef and veal, with a bunch of spices and Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam mixed into it. I made an garlic mayo for the buns, and topped them with some Boston lettuce, garlic cheddar, and Applewood Smoked Ready Bacon. Yum.
Since this was a mid-winter spur of the moment thing, I couldn’t exactly grill the burgers on the BBQ outside, and ended up cooking them in my Arepa Maker (unitasker? I don’t think so!). I was surprised at how well it worked.
So what ingredients inspire you? What food discovery have you made that caused you to plan a whole meal around it?