The first fire worked beautifully. What did I choose to christen our beloved quincho? Hamburgers! Juicy Lucy’s to be exact. A decidedly American invention of 2 thin 80% lean ground beef (chuck) patties sandwiching a piece of cheddar cheese to make a thick burger with gooey melted cheese on the inside.
Anyhow, the grill worked perfectly although the wood was slow to get started due to the fact that I think it was a bit wet. Once it dried out in the flames, it seemed to burn better. Prepping the fire takes quite some time, so if you’re a die hard wood burner like me, figure on about an hour of prep time. Naturally the theatrics that go with it (never light a fire without a cold beer or drink in your hand) make up for the time it takes to get the fire ready – plus its fun to poke and watch. We are all pyromaniacs at heart.
There will be many more documented cooks in the near future and I’ll work on posting my favorite recipes, so come back and visit often to see the latest!