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Katie Lee's Logan County Hamburgers

[Photographs: Quentin Bacon]

The Burger Bash at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival is one of the biggest events of the weekend with big name chefs vying for burger superiority. In previous years the winners have been Bobby Flay, Shake Shack, and Spike Mendelsohn, but in 2009 there was a bit of an upset when the title went to these Logan County Hamburgers from food personality Katie Lee.

These seasoned patties sandwiched between slices of white bread and American cheese come from a recipe that Lee's West Virginian grandmother created. The thinness of the patties comes from Lee's grandmother's Depression-era mentality but the eggs, garlic powder, and onions give them both bulk and flavor. To see how to make these patty melts the Katie Lee way, check out this video she shot with The New York Times' Frank Bruni. (A burger-patty-melt hybrid? Yes, please!)

This weekend we have five (5) copies of The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook to give away!

Adapted from The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook by Lee Brian Schrager with Julie Mautner. Copyright © 2010. Photographs copyright © 2010 Quentin Bacon. Published by Clarkson Potter. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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