How to Create the Perfect Cottage Burger

This is picture perfect: you bite into a juicy, delicious, flamed-grilled burger topped with tangy dill pickles, a fried sunny-side up egg, and slice of real Canadian bacon – all the while watching the sun glisten on the lake from a dock on Georgian Bay.

Why not make this cottage daydream a reality? Chef Matt Basile, the owner of the Fidel Gastro Food Truck, along with leading brand Bick’s (his favourite pickle condiment) are both encouraging us to get inspired by the beauty of a Canadian summer to create the perfect cottage burger.

The summer not only means warmer weather and outdoor activities, but also access to an abundance of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Basile recommends choosing burger toppings using local ingredients (that vary by region across the country), and combining them with items from your pantry or fridge – such as pickles, sliced beets or relish – to create the perfect burger.

Whether you are spending time at the cottage, or in the comfort of your own backyard, the incredible flavour combination of the Muskoka Breakfast Burger will inspire nothing but an endless summer:

The Muskoka Breakfast Burger

  • 2 Bick’s Sandwich Savers 50% Less Salt Tangy Dill Pickles
  • 1 ciabatta bun, toasted
  • 1 cooked beef burger
  • 1 slice tomato, grilled,
  • 1 slice back bacon, grilled
  • 1 egg, fried, sunny-side up

Place pickles on bottom bun and top with burger and remaining ingredients. Enjoy.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Makes: 1 burger

Freezing: not recommended

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