Famous writer Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Actually Used Wine In His Favorite Hamburger Recipe
One of Ernest Hemingway's most peculiar texts may be his typed and hand-edited recipe for "Papa's Favorite Wild West Hamburger," which features a splash of wine.
Wine imparts flavor, offering nuances of fruit, spice, or smoke. Likewise, since it is fairly acidic, it can even balance the savory richness of the beef patties and add moisture.
The key to making Hemingway's burgers is to use a dry wine. Bold and full-bodied reds are always
a great choice, but white wines
or a palate-cleansing Riesling
can also work well.
Hemingway lists garlic, green onions, parsley, sage, Spice Islands' Beau Monde Seasoning, an egg, a spoon of India relish, and some capers.
After adding the dry ingredients, Hemingway suggests letting the mixture rest at room temperature. Add the wine, relish, and let it sit before forming patties and cooking.