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Was the American Burger inspired from the Danish Frikadeller meatball or the German Rundstuck Warm sandwich?

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  • A.J.
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    2 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’.

    https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/HamburgerH...

    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.

    https://www.groupon.com/articles/who-invented-the-...

    https://toriavey.com/history-kitchen/a-brief-histo...

    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.

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  • 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.

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