Wrapping a freshly baked hamburger is a great way to present the snack to whoever is eating it. You can use paper to keep the meat juices and additional ingredients from falling off the buns, or you can try something more adventurous by wrapping the meat in lettuce or a tortilla, replacing the bun. Regardless of your choice, perfect the technique and enjoy the result, which will certainly be delicious!
Method 1 of 3: Wrapping a Hamburger in Paper
Step 1. Place the sandwich in the center of a piece of parchment or aluminum foil that is 2.5 times larger than it
Use the paper you prefer in this step, the important thing is that the sheet is large and that the hamburger is centered.
Step 2. Join two ends of the paper on the hamburger
Take the middle of two opposite ends of the paper and bring them to the top of the snack. Firmly pull and align the sides so they are even.
- It is important that the two ends are completely aligned as this will make the wrapping look good.
- Do not overlap the ends of the paper over the snack. The ideal is that they meet at the top, even.
- If one of the sides is bigger, a sign that the snack was not centered. Go back to step one and adjust the sandwich before trying to wrap it.
Step 3. Fold the ends of the paper down until they are against the hamburger
Fold the ends you joined in the previous Step, going down until you reach the sandwich.
- It is important that the hamburger is facing up and that the folded paper is on the top bun.
- If you want the wrapping to be very tight, don't bend the paper too tightly, or you may end up crushing the bread.
Step 4. Fit the top edges to the sides of the wrap
Fit the edges under the snack, but over the paper below it. This movement should form triangles on the bottom layer of the paper, next to the sandwich.
Tip: The process is similar to wrapping a gift, but without duct tape or bows. Imagine that you are wrapping a box when preparing your hamburger.
Step 5. Push the remaining triangles under the meat
Then, place the triangles under the hamburger to secure them well, finishing the wrapping.
Step 6. Cut the hamburger in half or unwrap it before eating
Use a sharp knife to cut the sandwich in half if you want to keep it partially wrapped when eating. Alternatively, unwrap one side of the snack and use the paper as a base to hold it while you eat.
Method 2 of 3: Wrapping a Burger with Lettuce
Step 1. Wash a head of lettuce and tear off two large leaves
Use whichever type of lettuce you prefer - american, roman, curly or plain, whatever! - but wash the leaves well under running water. Remove excess water and peel off two leaves from the head.
Another option is to cut the lettuce to the size of the bread and place the meat on the leaves. To do this, tear off two sheets and use a knife to cut them into circles to the desired size
Step 2. Place the leaves on a plate and cover them with the hamburger
Stack the sheets so their curves are against the plate. Position the already cooked hamburger with the desired additionals near the edge of one of the leaves.
The extras are to the customer's taste! Cheese, tomatoes, onions, sauces, etc. usually combine well
Step 3. Fold the lettuce leaves over the meat
Take the other end of the leaves and fold them over the hamburger. If they are too big, go around twice and make it even firmer. Now just eat!
Tip: If you're not going to eat right away, use a toothpick to hold the lettuce in place, preventing the snack from falling apart.
Method 3 of 3: Wrapping a hamburger with a tortilla
Step 1. Place the cooked hamburger and desired additionals into a large tortilla
Open a tortilla on a plate and place the hamburger and extras in the center of it. Add whatever you like to the hamburger: lettuce, tomatoes, onion, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, etc.
- Want to make a Mexican-style hamburger? Add parsley, lettuce, hot sauce, cheddar and sour cream.
- For a fajita-style burger, add grilled onions and peppers, guacamole and lemon.
- Want to make a Tex-Mex-style burger? Add fried beans, corn, parsley, jalapeno strips and pepper jack cheese.
- If you like, heat the tortilla first in the microwave for ten seconds.
Step 2. Fold the tortilla over the middle of the hamburger
Take the two ends of the tortilla and join them in the center of the hamburger, overlapping them slightly.
It is important that the wrapping is close to the hamburger. If it gets too loose, the sandwich may fall apart when eating
Step 3. Wrap the tortilla around the hamburger in the other direction
Then take the open ends of the tortilla and roll them towards the burger, overlapping them slightly to hold the meat tightly in the middle.