How to Make Shake Shack’s Famous Shack Burger at Home: A Recipe ReportWhen Danny Meyer opened the first Shake Shack in , the line for the made-to-order burgers, shakes, and fries was infamous. My coworkers and I tracked it via webcam , and on our precious summer Fridays, made our way from Midtown to Madison Square Park, all geared up to brave the hourlong wait. Or, an approximation of the Shack Burger. Then, of course, topped with American cheese. Or, maybe, the delayed gratification after sweating out the line makes them taste just that much better. Heat a cast-iron griddle over medium-low heat until warm.
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We wanted to find out. Here's everything we learned. If you were hoping for that secret recipe, you might be disappointed. The one offered in the book is called the " close enough Shack Sauce. But this recipe comes pretty darn close with home ingredients. While the book says you can "master burger perfection in five minutes," the whole process was a little more involved. The key to the burger's success is your prep, including making the "close enough" sauce, toasting the buns and mixing the restaurant's particular salt and pepper blend ahead of time.