From these plastic patty presses to fancier versions that cost over $20 at Crate and Barrel, there are all kinds of gadgets on the market to help people shape uniform burger patties. But, the truth is, these space-eating gadgets are a waste of money.
Here’s how I make perfect patties:
1. Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment or waxed paper.
2. Use a four-ounce ice cream scoop (or dry measure) to portion out meat mixture.
3. Place a 4-inch (10 cm) ring around each dollop of meat.
4. Press into an even layer using your hand or a rubber spatula.
It’s just that simple. Do you have any patty pressing tips to offer?