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Lettuce on a Gourmet burger?

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I convinced my Chef to let a burger slip onto the menu so we're doing a burger special as a trial run tomorrow. He feels as though we should use arugula tomorrow but arugula just seems to bitter to add to a burger. He alsodoesn't want to use your typical romaine/iceburg lettuce.what are some good substitutions to give that fresh crunch?

 

I'm half tempted to just use pickles instead of lettuce all together

post #2 of 8

I would do pickles and arugla! I think that's a great mix! Or how about some shredded red and purple cabbage? Or is that too weird? Lol 

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I would do pickles and arugla! I think that's a great mix! Or how about some shredded red and purple cabbage? Or is that too weird? Lol 


I kinda wanna keep this whole sandwich together, no random fallen soldiers on the plate.

 

Right now what I want on this burger goes as followed

 

Patty

thin sliced pork belly

Smoked Gouda

ring cut pickled onion

??? (Pickle/lettuce)

Chipotle Mayo

post #4 of 8

I think you need some type of lettuce/leafy green as the garnish! 

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grilled kale

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post #6 of 8

Bibb lettuce.

post #7 of 8

To be honest the advantages of doing burgers is because almost anything goes, IMO. 

 

If not lettuce i would use Arugula, or Watercress... no stems though. Arugula is probably less bitter then Escarole, and i think it could be nice with some gouda. 

That or Kale...

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little gem

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