Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shack Sauce

If you don't live near a Shake Shack or aren't willing to wait on an hour long line for a burger (check the shack cam before you go), at least you can make your own shack sauce at home. I'm not promising it will transform your homemade burger into a shack burger (because let's face it, they crank tons of those babies out all day, every day, so they must have a few more tricks up their sleeve than you do). But what I am saying is, if you make a decent burger to begin with and then add some nice tangy shack sauce, it will definitely pump up the volume. You don't have much to lose here. It takes about 5 minutes and you can make it ahead of time. Although I should warn you, it does get thinner, the longer you keep it. I'm guessing because the pickles release more liquid. You can see what I mean in this photo, which was after at least two weeks in the fridge. Also, adding an extra pickle didn't help any. So don't do that.

Yield: about ¾ cup

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
4 slices kosher dill pickle
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
pinch cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth, scraping down sides of blender with rubber spatula as necessary.

from the Shake Shack (New York, NY)
all the ingredients in the food processor
shack sauce
putting shack sauce on a burger


BarelyKnitTogether said...

Can you please also let us know the recipe for the 'Shroom Burger? If I could make a Shake Stack at home, my life would be complete.

Susan said...

I found this recipe online...does it look like the same shack stack to you?

BarelyKnitTogether said...

That looks like even more work than driving to NYC from here. Maybe I should just stick with the original lol.

Anonymous said...

Delicious on lots of things.

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