Burgers | Basics with Babish

  • Published on Jun 14, 2018
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    For this week's episode of Basics with Babish, I'm covering how to make a (not smashed) burger and fries.
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    Ingredients & Grocery List:
    Russet potatoes
    Peanut oil (or preferred frying oil)
    Beef: short rib, brisket, and sirloin
    Burger accoutrements: tomato, iceberg lettuce, red onion
    Burger buns (plus butter to toast them in)
    Vegetable oil
    Salt and pepper
    American cheese (or your preferred cheese)
    Special Sauce ingredients:
    Garlic powder
    Onion powder
    Paprika (regular or smoked)
    Sweet relish
    Special Equipment:
    Vegetable peeler
    Meat grinder (I use the Kitchen Aid attachment)
    Deep fryer (or vessel suited for frying)
    Cast iron skillet
    Instant-read thermometer
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Comments • 4 827

  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders 10 hours ago

    Thanks for teaching me how to cook. Very helpful. Thank you!!! Also, is there a more cheaper way to make the patty? I’m trying to cook under 15 dollars.

  • Hayden Dominique
    Hayden Dominique 12 hours ago

    “These aren’t the only things getting salted”

  • Kennedi Campbell
    Kennedi Campbell 13 hours ago

    Special sauce or fry sauce

  • Harvey Kerr
    Harvey Kerr 19 hours ago

    This guy's voice is smooth like butter, I would love to see him and Morgan Freeman in the same room

  • Fabiano Fereira Dos Santos

    Basics? Ok.

  • VizIchi23
    VizIchi23 Day ago

    when your're checking the temperature of your burger with the instant read thermometer, how far in do you poke? In general for meat, im told to poke the middle because that's usually the coldest part. 6:11 - 6:18, it looks like Babish doesn't insert the thermometer to the middle. Is that true? I dont want to insert in the middle if i dont have to. Juices leak, and if you stab and the temp is too low, you gotta cook the burger some more and the juices usually run dry.

  • Levi Phillips
    Levi Phillips Day ago

    Your intro music could use some help. The hesitation always gets me in the start

  • Roddy
    Roddy Day ago +1

    No pickles??

  • Roddy
    Roddy Day ago +1

    I love his videos but I cringe every time he doesn’t use a cutting board....cuts meat and all kinds of things on that beautiful wood bacteria-loving counter...

  • Pieter D
    Pieter D 2 days ago

    This guy sounds exactly like You Suck at Cooking. Coincidence?

  • White Dad
    White Dad 2 days ago


  • White Dad
    White Dad 2 days ago

    Gordon and babish should do a collab and test each others food

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Fun fact, French fries aren't French, they're Belgian.

  • nadhifnaga
    nadhifnaga 3 days ago

    Wherreee is well done burger :((

  • Armor InterGalactic
    Armor InterGalactic 3 days ago

    1:08 .. so who's or what's or why's Babish then?

  • Elias Ohlsson
    Elias Ohlsson 3 days ago

    Use real cheddar you stupid boy

  • ayman hailu
    ayman hailu 4 days ago

    that intro was pretty basic ;D

  • Jimmity Jamms
    Jimmity Jamms 4 days ago

    Babish bro the special sauce is called fry sauce bro

  • Eric gachau
    Eric gachau 4 days ago

    plz do basics with babish chocolate

  • XAV
    XAV 5 days ago

    lmao why do you have condoms on your hands 🤣😆🤣😆

  • Garrick Carroll
    Garrick Carroll 6 days ago +1

    Mayo + Ketchup is just called fry sauce wear I live

  • WDG Rex
    WDG Rex 6 days ago +1

    Burgers should never be red or pink on the inside...

    • Sarah George
      Sarah George 4 days ago +1

      Burgers should always be red or pink on the inside*

  • PlayingInTraffic
    PlayingInTraffic 6 days ago

    ....but where's the foot lettuce?

  • njol nir
    njol nir 6 days ago

    I tried making the burger but the middle of the Patty was uncoocked and it was really big

  • Cooking It Up A Notch

    Omg seeing you put the splash of water and cover it to melt the cheese made me so happy bc I do that too😭😭😭 YAASD

  • Daric
    Daric 8 days ago

    Equal parts ketchup and mayo is what people from Utah call "fry sauce". We've been eating that junk for decades.

  • Bren McPhee
    Bren McPhee 8 days ago

    Looking at undercooked ground beef is disgusting to me, it’s all kinds of wrong and

  • Brayden Wormer
    Brayden Wormer 8 days ago

    Babish really did his homework on these. From all my research, he has done this expertly. Patties made from fresh meat? Yep, most people use chuck roll meat but I’m sure this mixture is excellent too with the right fat ratio. The bread, cheese, and toppings are done right. Then the fries, also expertly done. They are actually better when fried twice. Great all the way around.

  • Julius Zeppeli
    Julius Zeppeli 8 days ago

    borger time

    KING SHORTY 8 days ago

    Make Candy Apples

  • Phantom 28
    Phantom 28 8 days ago

    Why would anyone dislike this?

  • Coaster
    Coaster 8 days ago

    What about well done!

  • ixa
    ixa 8 days ago

    6:22 sorry for the dumbass question, but why does putting lettuce at the bottom keep it from wilting?

  • Lil Boer
    Lil Boer 8 days ago

    I almost came in my pants when he opened the lid from the pan

  • Caleb Wright
    Caleb Wright 8 days ago

    I want to marry your food

  • BombUniverse15! !
    BombUniverse15! ! 8 days ago

    American cheese is da best!!

  • jx592
    jx592 9 days ago

    It's funny how you tell us to freeze the beef yet you put it in the oven 2:26

  • Nobody _friendly
    Nobody _friendly 10 days ago

    I put that sauce on every thing

  • Kool Kidd
    Kool Kidd 10 days ago

    Damn straight, I *grind my own meat*

  • Vlad25.806975801127880315188420605149

    If you don’t want to freeze your fries, try using Yukon Gold potatoes. You can just fry them, season, and you’re good to go.

  • Hofy
    Hofy 11 days ago

    All 3 burgers are undercooked. It isnt that I am afraid of germs it is a texture thing. Rare burger just has a nasty almost slime like texture. As for the American cheese, grow up. It is crap.

    • FBI Marx
      FBI Marx 9 days ago

      By undercooked you mean mid rare to rare. Grow the fuck up

  • Walking Corpse
    Walking Corpse 12 days ago

    U should make The Goodburger with Eds special sauce!!!

  • Em Hoff
    Em Hoff 12 days ago

    Your special sauce is known as fry sauce where I’m from

  • Tomotron3
    Tomotron3 13 days ago

    bro you sound like bob from bobs burgers 😂 youre an absolute legend

  • Godo's Kitchen
    Godo's Kitchen 14 days ago


  • aditya thakur
    aditya thakur 15 days ago

    Who is Babish then?

  • IncineratingGlaive
    IncineratingGlaive 15 days ago

    Potentially noob-y question but I see raw meat and vegetables happening on the same countertop, isn’t that an issue?

    • FBI Marx
      FBI Marx 9 days ago

      No really if you treat it right

  • Janpu
    Janpu 15 days ago +1

    Was i the only one who thought his name IS Babish.

  • Charles Dinkins
    Charles Dinkins 16 days ago

    I prefer hockey pucks

  • Charles Dinkins
    Charles Dinkins 16 days ago

    Use dukes mayo

  • Adriana Perez
    Adriana Perez 16 days ago

    *Babish just made A Thousand Island Sauce*

  • inversie
    inversie 17 days ago

    Special sauce, I think you mean fry sauce 😉 midwesterners know exactly what I’m talking ablut

  • julius.photo
    julius.photo 18 days ago

    No pickles?

  • reuben clark
    reuben clark 19 days ago

    I think the french alpine cheese, reblochon, is the best cheese for burgers

  • Kyle T
    Kyle T 19 days ago

    Special sauce is called fry sauce, you can buy fry sauce in utah

  • Caleb Taufen
    Caleb Taufen 19 days ago

    "I like them about a quarter of the width of a sheet of paper."

  • CRUZ S
    CRUZ S 20 days ago

    Thank you for teaching me this resapy and now here is a tip. My dad makes the patty flat then puts barbaque souce on the patty then folds the patty overit then whiyle grilling it squeeze the patty flat not to flat but a litttle just close the gap and that is how you get a jucey BBQ ham burger with eny topings of your choice.

  • Short Funny Vids
    Short Funny Vids 20 days ago

    Ew babish likes sweet relish...UNSUBSCRIBE😂

  • Fergus
    Fergus 21 day ago

    I don't think a "basics" recipe should require hundreds of dollars worth of equipment but that's just me

  • Matt Sandelin
    Matt Sandelin 21 day ago

    Why can’t you season your beef before it is in patty form?

    • FBI Marx
      FBI Marx 9 days ago

      It would have a closed meatloafy texture

  • redmanish
    redmanish 21 day ago

    I like arugula on my burgers. Nice and peppery.

  • H2 OVER
    H2 OVER 21 day ago

    I make burgers with chicken meat

  • Christian Chavarria
    Christian Chavarria 22 days ago

    Can you do vegan dishes? It would be cool to see you’re vegan take on regular dishes

  • Charm SR
    Charm SR 22 days ago

    It's called fancy sauce thank you very much

  • Vanessa  Shantae
    Vanessa Shantae 23 days ago

    Can i rub your head? I hear it's good luck to rub a beautiful bald head... Ok. Im done being thirsty.

  • Rychoo
    Rychoo 23 days ago

    Didn't bake own buns.

  • David Bliss
    David Bliss 23 days ago

    ive been told you should bathe your fries in cold water for a few hours ?

  • Vanessa Walker
    Vanessa Walker 23 days ago

    What's his name then?

  • Sada Twinkletoes
    Sada Twinkletoes 23 days ago

    You're dead wrong. Cheddar is the best for burgers

  • Megan Bass
    Megan Bass 24 days ago

    Omh, his "secret sauce" is fry sauce it is a staple in Utah and Idaho, it's sold by the gallon.. really.. look it up

  • Nightmare Freddy Gamer 101

    0:43 start chips

  • William Trotman
    William Trotman 24 days ago

    How about Good Burgers with Ed’s sauce from the show All That/ movie Good Burger?

  • Zay romello
    Zay romello 24 days ago

    You and your salt and pepper

  • Rob
    Rob 24 days ago

    With brioche, that would be death row meal.

  • Teina Kore
    Teina Kore 24 days ago


  • Jordan Wolfson
    Jordan Wolfson 25 days ago

    I don't like JUST salting the fries. I like to really season them up with salt, pepper, some garlic powder, some chipotle flakes, a little steak seasoning and if i feel really frisky, some parmesean. Those fries always taste like a party.

  • Negar Azarkeyvan
    Negar Azarkeyvan 25 days ago

    Burgers suck

    • FBI Marx
      FBI Marx 9 days ago

      Woah, get a load of this. This snowflake has a different opinion, guess we should worship her

  • Richard Boyle
    Richard Boyle 25 days ago

    i dont know no Andrew

  • Aiden Kwiecien
    Aiden Kwiecien 25 days ago


  • Umbrella
    Umbrella 25 days ago

    About the fries, is it better to deep fry or air fry the fries?

    • FBI Marx
      FBI Marx 9 days ago

      For classic Americana fries I say deep fry

    • FBI Marx
      FBI Marx 9 days ago

      Either or

  • Francis Becht
    Francis Becht 26 days ago

    He forgot the pickles

  • James Haney
    James Haney 26 days ago

    There's only a couple of things that you forgot my friend, for my burger I will take it bloody rare, with some jalapenos

  • Kraddaku
    Kraddaku 26 days ago

    It’s all about well done

  • Rob Bob
    Rob Bob 26 days ago +3

    Hey vsauce, Micheal here!

  • blarblablarblar
    blarblablarblar 27 days ago

    Can I just freeze my beef for a day and then hit it with a hammer? Asking for a friend

  • DarkSyner 76
    DarkSyner 76 27 days ago

    Hate on me all you’d like. But I like my burgers well done.

  • Bobopeepoo [GD]
    Bobopeepoo [GD] 28 days ago


  • Caisaiah Cisco
    Caisaiah Cisco 28 days ago

    im here for the sause

  • Candela Pupkiewicz
    Candela Pupkiewicz 29 days ago

    Don’t you have butchers in the us? Here I can ask him to mince any cut of meat I want.

  • Michelle Sarver
    Michelle Sarver 29 days ago

    I really wanna make fancy burgers but is there a way to do it without a meat grinder?

  • Ram Attaf
    Ram Attaf Month ago

    Did you put reverb on your voiceover? because extra sultry

  • Dr_T-Bagger
    Dr_T-Bagger Month ago

    What is silver skin?

  • Barry Goldwater
    Barry Goldwater Month ago

    Mini onion rings > raw onions

  • Iceflower 700
    Iceflower 700 Month ago

    I am very hungry right now

  • Lunch
    Lunch Month ago

    Why put the lettuce in direct contact with the beef? Regardless whether the the lettuce is immediately top or below the meat, it’d still wilt. Put the use the tomato as the buffer, then the lettuce

  • Demon Hollow
    Demon Hollow Month ago

    Babish made Ed Sauce from Good Burger

  • Stu Boo
    Stu Boo Month ago

    "Please don't ever let me catch you doing this" lol

  • Docs 412
    Docs 412 Month ago

    It is so difficult to learn anything from your show

  • dead bagles 69
    dead bagles 69 Month ago

    Na Swiss man

  • Alex the Memelord
    Alex the Memelord Month ago

    I love super thin smashed burgers