Say that again? Yes, Shake Shack burgers in your own home!
Shake Shack, if you don’t already know, is a burger stand that serves burgers, dogs, milkshakes & fries made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. The first, and best restaurant is located at Madison Square Park in NYC, though they now have restaurants all over the world (even Baltimore, yay!). Dining at the Madison Sq. Park location is a chilled out way to spend a summer evening. There are lights strung from the trees and tables scattered around the restaurant in the middle of the park. It’s a nice way to relax for the night while enjoying a burger, some fries and a beer.
For a long time, the only Shake Shack’s were in NYC, so everyone else was out of luck. J. Kenji López-Alt changed all that. I’ll forever be thankful to him for coming up with a home-version of my favorite Shake Shack burger, the Shack Stack. A Shack Stack is quite the sandwich. A cheeseburger, ‘shroom burger, lettuce, tomato and ShakeSauce served on a Martin’s potato roll. As you can imagine, nothing tastes quite like it, which used to give me major cravings. Not anymore… being able to make them at home is pretty much one of the best things that ever happened.
The ‘Shroom patty is the draw in this burger. To make them portobello mushroom caps are hollowed out, steamed and filled with muenster and cheddar cheeses. Then the cheese-filled mushroom cap gets breaded and deep fried until golden and crisp. When you bite into the crispy mushroom burger, salty melted cheese comes bursting out like a mini volcano. The mushroom has a meaty texture that holds up well to the gooey cheese. The outer shell is crisp, salty and crunchy, it’s a perfect compliment to the cheeseburger and soft roll.
I initially thought this would be a difficult feat to pull off but I was completely wrong. The homemade Shack Stack is easy, fast and a game changer for people with no access to a Shake Shack. The taste is nearly identical, I hope you give it a try and enjoy the burger bliss!