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    In this segment of "Dishing With Chicago Chefs," Chef Jessica Nowicki shares with us her recipe for the delicious Lunatic Burger.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017)

    In this segment of "Dishing With Chicago Chefs," Chef Jessica Nowicki shares with us her recipe for the delicious Lunatic Burger.

    Nowicki, of the Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet, shared the recipe as part of the Hamburger Hop coming up in Chicago.

    Presented by Buckhead Pride® and Blue Moon Brewing Co., the Hamburger Hop
    Presented by Buckhead Pride® and Blue Moon Brewing Co., the Hamburger Hop, dubbed an "all-out burger bonanza," takes place Sept. 22 at the Harris Theater rooftop as part of Chicago Gourmet. Tickets are available here.

    The Lunatic Burger

    INGREDIENTS

    8 ounces Buckhead dry-aged beef, seasoned both sides with salt and pepper

    1 4” brioche bun, toasted

    2 slices red barn cheddar cheese

    4 slices housemade pickles

    2 tablespoons caramelized onions

    4 tablespoons housemade garlic aioli (roasted garlic, egg yolks, lemon salt and oil)

    1-2 ounces of iceberg lettuce

    2 slices mighty vine tomatoes tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper

    DIRECTIONS

    1 Slice pickles, tomatoes and have all ready to assemble

    2 Pre-heat grill to medium high setting. Use cold butter to pre-season the grill grates so that the meat does not stick when cooking.

    3 Place beef patty on grill and cook to desired temperature

    4 Place slices of white cheddar cheese over beef patty, allow to melt.

    5 Start building the burger in the order that you choose. I build mine as follows: Bottom bun, 2 tablespoons of aioli, iceberg lettuce, beef patty with cheese, pickles, caramelized onions, aioli smeared on top bun, top bun to finish.

    6 Serve!

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