Burgers & Onion Straws

  We will always fondly remember this as “The Last Supper”.

  This was the last meal we had around the table with our Papa before he went to Hospice House.  He was in such a great mood, he ate his supper happily with none of his usual troubles.

  You really can’t go wrong with Homemade Onion Straws on fresh made burger patties and a side of thick strawberry milkshakes, can you?

Burgers & Onion Straws

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Burgers and Onion Straws



  • 1 whole White Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • ½ cups White Vinegar
  • 1 cup Flour, Mixed With Salt And Pepper
  • 2 cups Oil, For Frying
  • ½ teaspoons Cream Of Tartar


  • 2 pounds 80/20 Beef
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Pressed
  • ¾ Tablespoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 6 slices Of Cheese, Swiss, Mild Cheddar, Montery Jack, Or American
  • 6 whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Heat oil in a large pot until simmering. Thinly slice onion and soak in Vinegar. In a separate bowl, mix flour and seasonings. Using a fork, pull onion rings from vinegar, and dredge through flour mixture until evenly coated.

Once oil is ready, began frying process until they are golden brown. Repeat. Drain on paper towels until ready to serve.

Gently knead beef, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Press into patties approximately 3/4 of an inch thick. Preheat grill, and place the patties evenly on your grilling surface.

Cook the burgers approximately 5 minutes per side for medium-cooked burgers. Flip the burgers only once to prevent overcooking!

Shut down heat and melt slices of cheese on top of each patty. Remove from grill.

Dress each burger with onion straws and condiments of your choice!


  Tastes like SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!


4 thoughts on “Burgers & Onion Straws

  1. Tonya, this looks like the perfect meal to share with your Papa before he left your home. Down-home, delicious goodness!! I could sink my teeth into that burger, too!

    I appreciate how you share his life and your memories with him with such passion and love on your blog. I hope these sweet, snap shots of the good times will live on forever with you and generations to come!

  2. WOW! Definitely a meal to remember. Everything looks mouth-watering. How sweet you can always remember sharing this very special meal with your beloved Papa. MMM good! No doubt, he savored every delicious bite.

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