As I wait for the fries to be done frying and the boys to finish grilling the hamburgers, I thought about how our favorite (though naughty) meal is also a very simple one to make from real food. It is so simple that I have time to jot this down while it is all cooking. Here is my top secret recipe for hamburgers, and my French husband's recipe for French fries (of course).
For the hamburgers; start with good ingredients, you'll have a delicious outcome.
1-1.5 lbs. hamburger from an anti-body free, hormone-free cow
1 fresh farm egg
1 small onion, diced fine
salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients, (with hands works the best, wear rubber gloves if you're squeamish), form into balls, squish down into flat patties, cook over grill, charcoal or indoor.
Wash and peel potatoes. Dice into 1/2" cubes, they are a lot quicker and easier to cook than long ones. Fry in hot oil until done. Salt and serve.