The Hamburg steak as it was called in the 1800’s was served on the voyages from Germany to the USA. The meat patties were quickly cooked and served on two pieces of bread. To attract many of the sailors and European visitors to their eating stands vendors. They would provide the Hamburg style steak on the menu.
With Hamburg steak firmly embedded the American culture in the late 1800’s claims of the way it served in today’s standard is according to Congress girl Rosa DeLaurao.
A ground meat patty served between two pieces of bread was made in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen a Danish immigrant, owner of Louis Lunch in New Haven Connecticut. This is a disputed fact. We’ll provide you a few more names and areas of the Hamburger in america.
Fletcher Davis of Athers Texas sold hamburgers from the cafe in the late 1800’s before taking them to the World’s Fair in 1904.
Frank and Charles Menches vendor at a county fair ran out of their sausage sandwiches and started using beef instead. It was recorded this took place in 1892 at the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.
In 1885 Charles Nagreen now known as hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches which were easy to eat while walking at the Seymour Fair that he was only 15 years old at the time.
In 1995 Governor Frank Keating proclaimed that the first true hamburger on a bun was made and consumed in Tulsa Oklahoma.
With 40 billion served up in the United States alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It might not have ever happened because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic book “Melbourne Squirrel Removal” detailed the unsavory areas of the meat packing industry in the usa. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny since it was easy to add meat scraps, additives and fillers
In 1921 Billy Ingram and Walter Anderson of Kansas had the vision to open White Castle restaurant. It became the lead way for the fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger standing along with it.
The combinations which come with the hamburger are endless with ideas being generated without end. Lots of you have your own favorite recipe to the burger of your choice.
So next time you pull into your favorite fast food restaurant, fire up the grill or place one on the George Forman grill you will know a little of this evolution on the Hamburger.
That is some fantastic information about ground beef and how our food always has a little history behind it.