Gordon Ramsay’s searing response to critics who called his burger ‘dirty’ for using a ‘heart attack-inducing’ amount of butter
Gordon Ramsay has responded in typical fashion to claims he used a “heart attack-inducing” amount of butter in an Australian Wagyu burger recipe he shared on Instagram.
The celebrity British chef posted a video of himself preparing the dish and was quickly roasted for using butter not only to fry onions, but also to toast bread and grill fatty meat.
“Do we really need five kilos of butter? one person commented on the video.
“I don’t think you used enough butter,” wrote another sarcastically while a third said, “Do we need that much butter?”
Although Gordon didn’t see the critical comments about his creation, he got a candid response when they were presented to him by Daily Mail Australia.
“I would like to take this moment to apologize for absolutely screwing up,” Ramsay said.
Gordon Ramsay has responded in typical fashion to claims he used a ‘heart attack-inducing’ amount of butter in an Australian Wagyu burger recipe he shared on Instagram last week
The 56-year-old had just completed a three-day residency at his restaurant Gordon Ramsay at Matt Moran’s fine dining restaurant Aria in Sydney Harbour.
He returned home on Thursday evening after presenting a $495 per person menu in what was the first time he had opened his restaurant overseas.
Gordon told Daily Mail Australia he’s been so busy with his Aria project that he hasn’t seen the response to his burger-making technique.
“I’m going to start crying on the way home tonight on that flight,” he said Thursday, as Moran agreed with his close friend’s cooking method, adding: “The flavor of the butter “.
Gordon Ramsay (pictured) has been slammed for using a ‘ridiculous’ ingredient in his Aussie Wagyu burger recipe
Gordon’s wagyu burger wasn’t on the menu during his tenure at Aria, but it got almost as much attention as his famous shellfish raviolo and pecan praline dessert.
“So much butter… I know fat means flavor but this to me is too much butter,” one person wrote.
“I just had a heart attack watching this,” another person joked. “Maybe the dirtiest thing I’ve seen,” one commented.
To make his Australian Wagyu burger, Gordon started by frying onions in oil and butter.
He then put salt and pepper on his meat patty before cooking it in even more butter.
The British celebrity chef shared a video on Instagram on Monday, showing fans how to prepare the popular burger. But many followers criticized Gordon, 56, for using butter to fry onions, grill meat and toast bread
How to Make Gordon Ramsay’s “Dirty” Burger Recipe
1. Fry the onion with oil and butter
2. Season the meat patty with salt and pepper before cooking it in butter and oil in a frying pan
3. Pour boiling water over chopped cucumber and chilli in a separate bowl
4. Brown the burger buns in a skillet with butter
5. Return meat patty to skillet and top with onion and cheese to melt
6. Prepare the burger by placing the lettuce, the cucumber/chilli mixture and the patty on the bun. Then garnish with fried egg and sauce
Gordon also poured boiling water over chopped cucumber and chili in a separate bowl.
He then placed even more butter in his frying pan before browning the hamburger buns.
The chef finally assembled his burger by adding cheese, a fried egg and lettuce.
To make his Australian Wagyu burger, Gordon started by frying the onion in oil and butter. He then put salt and pepper on his meat patty before cooking it in butter
The celebrity chef finally assembled his burger, adding cheese, a fried egg and lettuce
The defense of his “dirty” recipe comes just days after Ramsay broke down in tears during a special episode of The Sunday Project, which was a tribute to the late Masterchef judge Jock Zonfrillo.
Ramsay, Nigella Lawson and Marco Pierre White were among those who shared their precious memories during the emotional episode.
“The waves were devastating. No one will recover quickly. If there’s one thing we’ve done as leaders, it’s come together and talk about the good times. So…’ Ramsay said, pausing as he held back tears.
‘St. Sorry. It’s so painful. That’s all, he added, taking the time to collect himself.
The chef died aged 46 and is survived by his third wife, Lauren Fried, and his four children: adult daughters Ava and Sophia, from his first two marriages, and Alfie, six, and two. Isla, with Fried.