Thursday, January 12, 2012
Yak Burgers with White Truffles
1/2tsp Dijon Mustard
2tbl White Wine
3 Egg Yolks, reserve the whites
1/2oz Oregon White Truffles, shaved
1/2c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1lb Ground Yak
3 Egg Whites
Fresh Bread Crumbs
I checked out the new Portland winter farmer’s market downtown last weekend and found a vendor selling yak meat. People in less fortunate, crappier countries probably eat yak because there is nothing else to consume in their barren wastelands but here in the real world rich white yuppies eat that shit up because it is ‘exotic’ and ridiculously expensive. Unfortunately, I am a sucker. I laid out $10 a pound for fucking ground yak and proceeded to purchase Oregon white truffles at $10 an ounce. I’m such a good cracker.
I made an aioli type of sauce thingy with white truffles to go on the burgers. Dump the first five ingredients in a food processor and blend. While the blade is running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Done.
Ground yak is quite lean so you can form them into patties straight up but I didn’t want to throw away my leftover egg whites so I mixed them with the meat. This made a goopy mess so I diced up some baguette and tossed it in to soak up the egg white. Add some salt and pepper. Form the mixture into patties and cook.
Assemble the burger. I hope you are capable of figuring that part out on your own but judging from the ridiculous email questions I get from you morons probably not.
I was absolutely floored by the incredible tastiness of this burger. It was like licking an Angel’s taint and I’m not talking about that chick with the sharpie eyebrows. The price is pretty outrageous but two huge burgers with the truffle sauce were only about $7 each. I can live with that. I noticed they take food stamps as well so you’re in luck. Eat it.