Artisanal Burger by Enzo De Angelis and Antonio Sorrentino

Artisanal Burger: 50 Italian Twists on an All-American Favorite by Enzo De Angelis and Antonio Sorrentino offers recipes for hamburgers stemming from traditional Italian cuisine alongside recipes for French fries, salads, and sauces.

No longer the humble fast food iconic offering, burgers have entered gourmet status. With this beautiful book, you can mix up the burger with Italian flavors, artisanal breads and a range of toppings to make you the envy of all the backyard parties this season. Rosemary sauce, carrot and cumin mayonnaise, redcurrant glaze and walnut pesto are just a few offerings from the condiment section that on their own will elevate your burgers. In the mood for something different, the goodyburger with rosemary, pork and a cherry sauce is one option or if you wish to stay more traditional – the loungeburger made with a beef patty and the addition of prosciutto and provolone strays far enough to make it special but not too far to upset traditionalists.

This is the ideal gift for dad for Father’s Day or the perfect hostess gift for your favorite burger guru. Special thanks to the publisher for sharing one of the gourmet burgers here with us today. Be sure to head over to our contest post open to US and Canada members for a chance to win a copy of Artisanal Burger.


1 bun
1 zucchini
1 leaf iceberg lettuce
1 lemon
1 clove garlic
30 g curry sauce
extra-virgin olive oil
shrimp patty
150 g peeled shrimps
50 g potatoes
fresh coriander
double salt
black pepper
Prepare the curry sauce (see “below”).

Spread a layer of double salt on an oven tray. Wash the potatoes and place them on the tray and cook in the oven at 180°C for about 1 hour. Once cooked (test using a toothpick), allow them to cool and then peel them.

To make the carpaccio of the zucchini cut them into ribbons, blanch them in a hot skillet and season with olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon zest.

On a cutting board coarsely chop the shrimps with a knife, add the freshly chopped coriander, adjust for the salt and black pepper crushed coarsely.

In a bowl, mix the chopped shrimp with the coarsely chopped potato.

Using a slightly greased round pastry cutter 12 cm in diameter, shape the patty and cook it on a smooth griddle. Allow two or three minutes per side for it to cook till rosy.

Cut the bun in half, spread the two slices with a little softened butter and brown them in a nonstick skillet.

Put the base of the bun on a cutting board, spread it with the curry sauce, add a sprig of julienned iceberg lettuce, then add the patty and the carpaccio of zucchini.

Spread the other half of the bun with curry sauce and cover the burger.


Curry Sauce

150 g mayonnaise
150 g yogurt
1 apple
½ onion
5 g curry powder
30 g butter, clarified if possible

Heat the butter in a pan, add the diced onion and apple. Cook till soft, adding water as needed, and mix in the curry powder. Once cooked allow to cool, then blend lightly and at the end mix in the yogurt and mayonnaise with a spatula.
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  • Mhenaghen  on  May 25, 2017

    I love avacados on burgers!

  • FireRunner2379  on  May 25, 2017

    We love burgers and variety is the key in my opinion. Besides a variety of cheeses one of the items that lands on my burger most of the time is caramelized onions!

  • lgroom  on  May 25, 2017

    I have to have Dijon mustard and I love caramelized onions.

  • Siegal  on  May 25, 2017

    I love fried eggs on my burger

  • sgump  on  May 25, 2017

    As a topping, I really like sauteed mushrooms.

  • nandag  on  May 25, 2017

    i love bacon on burgers

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  May 25, 2017

    My favourite healthy burger topping is avocado. I also really like onion rings in burgers, but that is not so healthy.

  • Dorothy13  on  May 25, 2017


  • PennyG  on  May 26, 2017

    High-quality mustard, caramelized onions!

  • JenJoLa  on  May 26, 2017

    A good cheese, preferably Spanish.

  • jezpurr  on  May 27, 2017

    My favorite toppings is jalopenos, green olives, and bacon. I can't choose which is my fave!!!^_^

  • t.t  on  May 27, 2017


  • RSW  on  May 30, 2017

    any cheese

  • fiarose  on  May 31, 2017

    that's a hard one…i love garlicky mushrooms, or guac, or tortilla chips, or sprouts!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  June 8, 2017

    bacon and avocado

  • tarae1204  on  June 16, 2017

    I just love the simple combination of ketchup AND tomato, crunchy lettuce, crinkle cut pickles but you can leave out the onions.

  • kitblu  on  June 17, 2017

    As a vegetarian I almost passed on the book. That would have been a colossal mistake! The main ingredient in most of the recipes is … a burger patty. That means I can substitute my own patty or a vegetarian patty recipe from the book.

  • cocecitycook  on  June 20, 2017

    Bleu cheese, bacon and garlicky sauteed mushrooms, yummmm!

  • meggan  on  June 20, 2017

    Caramelized onions and pickled beets.

  • AnnaZed  on  June 27, 2017

    I like avocado, swiss cheese, raw purple onion, tomato, mayonnaise, Maille mustard and cornichon pickles (you asked!).

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