Aussies also have their own version of a hamburger. This was introduced to me here immediately, as I am an American and everybody in the world seems to associate hamburgers and cheeseburgers automatically with Americans. This hamburger with “the lot” was shared with me as if it were meant to impress me… And it did. It was delicious, filling and almost impossible to eat without drooling at the first sight of it.
· Beef patty
· Grilled onion
· Pineapple slice
· Fried egg [with soft yolk]
· Tomato slice
· Tomato sauce [or barbecue sauce]
· Optional mayo and/or mustard
Who’s got the best “lot burger” Down Under?
You can be the judge yourself, or you can rely on word-of-mouth… Or a Google search, such as the results of Queenslander Sean Muir’s search for the “ultimate lot burger”, as seen here.
What’s served with Australia’s take on its American counterpart?
Chips [fries], which are often seasoned with chicken salt. It all depends on your taste. You might also find burgers served with one of a variety of salads, such as potato salad, macaroni salad, or a vegetable salad [“dinner salad”].
Do Australians call hamburger meat at the supermarket “ground beef”, like what it’s called in American supermarkets?
No, they refer to it more commonly as “mince”.
Do Australians like to cook hamburgers on the grill [“barby”]?
Yes. Click here to read more.
Why do Aussies add things such as fried egg, beetroot and pineapple to their burger?
I’m not sure why. I’ve asked around and a few responses from Aussies were that pineapple possibly adds the
flavor flavour of summer, and the toppings seem to speak for the individual taste of Australians [who really seem to love beetroots, by the way]. You can read more about the Australian hamburger here.