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Vinegar being one of my recent culinary fortes, I shall demonstrate how to cook with liberal amounts of it. If used properly, It can make stuff taste delicious, but if not, well, we do have taste buds to spare, right?

Step 1: Marinating

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For lunch, freaking awesome burgers will be served(that's not the real name, I can't pick one for them, so I'm leaving naming up to you guys. Commencing mini-contest!)!

For this to work, you need soak time. I started the burgers before I made breakfast.


1) Take your burgers (frozen or not) and submerge them in a pan of vinegar (and other spices/sauces. its mostly vinegar though)
2) Cover and fridge it
3) Wait for lunch
beehard444 years ago
i remembered a filipino cook in a competition was the only one correct:
How to sterilize apples without cutting them.
He said "Blanch in vinegar (boiling of course)"
lemonie5 years ago
Have you tried this with regular cuts of meat? L
The Ideanator (author)  lemonie5 years ago
No, that's really the first actual marinading that I've done, I'm going to have to dig out some steaks and try this on them when I get more vinegar, I'm out already ;-D
Try malt pickling vinegar, I just did some eggs with it - much more flavour than distilled white. L
The Ideanator (author)  lemonie5 years ago
I have tried apple cider vinegar, "aged" balsamic, and malt(some brittish-esque "pub" label). they all taste ........ appley. I still prefer the distilled stuff, more pep and taste.
Pickling vinegar has extra acidity and flavour, it's not table-condiment grade. Mind, some stuff is "non-brewed condiment", meaning watered-down industrial acetic' with/without caramel.

The Ideanator (author)  lemonie5 years ago
When did you put the vinegar in? Plain has a curious effect when you mix it before you cook, they pretty much disintegrate on contact with the plate when done cooking, also the eggs hold lots more water.
Done - Awesome eggs

It'll be posted this week, being small eggs possibly tomorrow. L
The Ideanator (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Just did a steak, Its beyond words.
Well, that gets my remaining pint of vinegar allocated to some meat this weekend! L
The Ideanator (author)  lemonie5 years ago
You must report your endeavors back to the community!
sibiria5 years ago
whoever said white vinegar is for washing and cleaning is sooooo wrong.... :) In russian and georgia marinated meat in vinegar is very popular especially for bbq, also vinegar is used for dipping pelemeni (meat perogies), try fries drizzled with vinegar or malt vinegar very tasty ... ok I'm making myself hungry lol
l8nite5 years ago
It was meant as a compliment... many young people (at least the ones I know, including my 26yo son) either don't cook at all or consider microwaving ramen, cooking ! Your burgers are actually making me kinda hungry, especially the tomatos! Cooking has many meanings but being able to take marginally edible food and turning it into something tasty is a great skill to acquire. Not being scared to experiment or substitute ingredients is also a big plus for those times when the pantry is running low.
The Ideanator (author)  l8nite5 years ago
I know you were complimenting. Also true about young people(your 26yo??? Wow, that's bad), I consider ramens and other run of the mill stuff a boring snack. When I take the time to actually cook, either its really really bad, or it turns out badass.
l8nite5 years ago
oooh man...white vinager is for washing and cleaning !!! redwine,malt and rice vinagers all work a lot better in marinades. Nice ible though and at least your cooking for yourself ! 5
The Ideanator (author)  l8nite5 years ago
What do you mean "at least your cooking for yourself"? I've been cookin for myself for a while. When I feel like actually taking time to make food, its top quality! This was when I was bored.
buirv5 years ago
Nice Instructable - Good idea - Nasty look'n pre-fab'd patties. What are those 85% fat flair-up 15% beef? ;-)
The Ideanator (author)  buirv5 years ago
Hahaha! I cant really see whats all that wrong with prefab burgers, they don't taste bad(nor do fast food burgers, but I draw the line at stuff that makes me feel awful later) I mean sure their run through a dirty factory, but there isnt any high fruct corn syrup in em like your average ketchup & mustard.
I like vinegar in things like pickles but this doesn't sound as good as that last pic looks
The Ideanator (author)  Jack Daniels5 years ago
Wait till you try 'em. They are wicked good.
i'm of the school of everything gets tried once so eh why not.
Split the diff, use Pickle juice. BTW premade patties yeargh, hack, blech!!!
Hey! premade patties don't suck so bad, would it be better if I hacked up a burger cutter and posted that here too?
I might, in desperation, use frozen hamburger patties, but "beef patties"? No. I don't eat anything that processed. "Beef patties or beef patty mix may contain the following ingredients if identified in the ingredient statement on the label: water, partially defatted chopped beef (must be on label for beef patty mix, not beef patties), partially defatted beef fatty tissue, beef heart meat, fillers/extenders/binders, organ meats and pure beef fat."
So its like modern day haggis? Meh, Its not exceptionally bad.
lol haggis is not a food i want to ever try again
The Ideanator (author)  Jack Daniels5 years ago
I've never had haggis, so I wouldn't know. I like escargot though.
smheath5 years ago
Sounds pretty good! Although you used white vinegar in the picture and this could probably be made even better with apple cider or red wine vinegar.
The Ideanator (author)  smheath5 years ago
I don't know, I'll have to look into that.