Was the American Burger inspired from the Danish Frikadeller meatball or the German Rundstuck Warm sandwich?
- A.J.Lv 72 months ago
The concept of grinding meat and forming a patty goes back over a thousand years.
There is evidence to ancient Egypt and 4th century Rome.
The name Hamburger does derive from Hamburg, Germany which comes from the name of a fortress in the area, Hammaburg. As to the original in the USA, there are disputes about it's precise origin. In Hamburg, Germany, it is ‘Frikadelle’ or ‘Bulette’.
Although hamburger on bread was earlier, the family of Oscar Weber Bilby claim the first-known hamburger on a bun was served on Grandpa Oscar’s farm just west of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1891.
There are many stories.
The path seems to be Hamburg Germany style steak, 1850's German Jewish immigrants grinding it. Putting it on bread after that in various stories, and the "on a bun" seems to be that 1891 first, although other places after could have independently come up with the same idea.
- 2 months ago
It started life as the rundstuck warm using a type of beef patty from Hamburg. As with everything the Americans have appropriated, they took liberties with the recipe.