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(Eater)   That was a lot of words to argue that an egg doesn't belong on a burger   (ny.eater.com) divider line
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735 clicks; posted to Food » on 14 Mar 2019 at 3:58 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-13 09:12:34 PM  
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2019-03-13 09:19:47 PM  
His palate is neither mature, nor sophisticated enough to be a food writer.
 
2019-03-13 09:29:35 PM  
If you can put avocado on a burger, then an egg is allowed.
 
2019-03-13 09:54:36 PM  
Over-easy egg and beef are made for each other.
 
2019-03-13 10:33:50 PM  
That's just silly. Eggs are for enchiladas montadas.
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2019-03-13 10:53:22 PM  
Not a fan of it all the time, but a fried egg can absolutely have a place and make some flavors just pop.

That being said... they are cramming too much shiat on burgers. I'm a med rare, blue cheese bacon mushroom pub burger dude... cheese and toms with thick slices of Bermuda onion. But too many liquids can just ruin that shiat.

You have to have some kind of balance. To each their own. I don't think he was too pretentious about that at all. Egg, no egg... do whatever the f*ck you want. Just make sure you get extra napkins.

I really want to try that burger, either way.
 
2019-03-14 12:17:20 AM  
That's a lot of words to be wrong.
 
2019-03-14 01:50:09 AM  
OK, now I have to try this. I think i can get a burger with egg at Fatburger.
 
2019-03-14 04:29:00 AM  
Egg yolk is nature's perfect sauce - it goes on anything
 
TWX
2019-03-14 05:00:39 AM  

iToad: OK, now I have to try this. I think i can get a burger with egg at Fatburger.


There's a simple solution. Grill a burger, start preheating your griddle while the burger cooks. When you've finished cooking the burger, reheat some previously cooked bacon on the griddle while you fry an egg. Put the burger, bacon, and egg on a bun. Add cheese if you're into that sort of thing (I'm personally not) and enjoy.

If you really want to get fancy, add some barbecue sauce.
 
2019-03-14 05:11:05 AM  
Twisted Root Company's "Freshman Fifteen" is a glorious, artery-clogging thing of beauty.

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2019-03-14 05:44:52 AM  
Actually, I don't think we put enough fried eggs on everything.
 
2019-03-14 05:45:56 AM  
Eggs are for whatever the hell you want to put them on.
 
2019-03-14 07:04:46 AM  
If I do put it on top it has to be over hard.
 
2019-03-14 07:25:06 AM  

maxheck: Twisted Root Company's "Freshman Fifteen" is a glorious, artery-clogging thing of beauty.

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I'm getting some light chest pain just looking at that thing. Wow!

/Even as a fat guy, I have my limits.
//Those cheese fries send it overboard.
 
2019-03-14 07:44:48 AM  
Fried egg cole slaw, French fries, chips, chili....

Idiots.
 
2019-03-14 08:05:40 AM  

August11: Actually, I don't think we put enough fried eggs on everything.


You know what I had for breakfast?

Lobster Thermidor au Crevette with a Mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam.

/Actually, Greek yogurt and dry Cheerios.  And coffee.
 
2019-03-14 08:15:08 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Egg, no egg...


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2019-03-14 08:25:14 AM  
Pineapple on pizza >> egg on burger
 
2019-03-14 08:25:31 AM  
They've been selling burgers with a fried egg at Red Robin for at least a decade.  (Probably longer, but that was the first time I went to one and saw it on the menu)

I've seen it other places too.  Hardly a new idea.

And it's fine.  Not usually what I'm in the mood for if I'm looking for a burger, but it's not bad or anything.
 
2019-03-14 08:27:27 AM  

wax_on: That's a lot of words to be wrong.


Simple truths do not need a lot of words.

Complex wrongs, however, need to be expounded upon at length so that one is distracted from the wrongness of the proposition.  This can be easily seen in politics, pretty much every where you look.  After all, the best speeches in history have been short and to the point.  Look at the Gettysburg Address:  It's just 271 words long, whereas the speech from before Lincoln spoke was a whopping 13,000+ words long, and took 2 hours to deliver, and it has now been forgotten in favor of the spare and parsimonious oratory of our sixteenth president.   You've probably not read even this far, as most are not wont to put the effort into it so I'll just start using some random words.  Whereas jackstaff polling Mycenaean irrefutably turning oppose Eastern dozen, favor dozen wants irreconcilable articulated the willingness senior forbear.

I think that's perfectly clear.
 
2019-03-14 08:30:31 AM  

PlaidJaguar: They've been selling burgers with a fried egg at Red Robin for at least a decade.  (Probably longer, but that was the first time I went to one and saw it on the menu)

I've seen it other places too.  Hardly a new idea.

And it's fine.  Not usually what I'm in the mood for if I'm looking for a burger, but it's not bad or anything.


It goes back farther than you might think:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg​e​r#Otto_Kuase

Otto Kuase
According to White Castle, Otto Kuase was the inventor of the hamburger. In 1891 he created a beef patty cooked in butter and topped with a fried egg. German sailors would later omit the fried egg.
 
2019-03-14 08:43:28 AM  
I believe the author's culinary expertise is better suited for a detailed expose on whether Cici's or Little Ceasar's has the best cheese pizza.
 
2019-03-14 09:07:21 AM  

PlaidJaguar: They've been selling burgers with a fried egg at Red Robin for at least a decade.  (Probably longer, but that was the first time I went to one and saw it on the menu)

I've seen it other places too.  Hardly a new idea.

And it's fine.  Not usually what I'm in the mood for if I'm looking for a burger, but it's not bad or anything.


I was egging burgers while in Boy Scouts in the 1950s.  And I'm certain I didn't come up with the idea myself.  Even better was scrambled eggs with ground beef and a packet of Italian Sausage seasoning.
 
2019-03-14 09:08:25 AM  
I'm relatively certain that putting an egg on a burger makes it a Royale.

And it is good.
 
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2019-03-14 09:12:55 AM  

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That was my first thought. It's not even a joke anymore. I've seen similar burgers available at actual restaurants.
 
2019-03-14 09:48:11 AM  
Messy.
 
2019-03-14 09:53:39 AM  
Egg on a burger is fantastic.
So is peanut butter, it it's paired with bacon.
 
2019-03-14 09:55:11 AM  
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2019-03-14 10:01:47 AM  

lycanth: His palate is neither mature, nor sophisticated enough to be a food writer.


Seriously.  I heard the whole article in a lockjawed, affected Mid Atlantic Thurston Howell III accent coming
from a 10 year old in a bowtie.

Now, I was never really a fan of a fried egg on a burger, but after having tried it on various specialty
burgers I've come around slightly.  My work cafeteria did a special yesterday with a burger that was a mix
of ground beef and mushrooms, with a fried egg and thousand island dressing that was damn tasty, and
they also do one periodically that has roasted poblano peppers and cheese that really hits the spot.

Mind you:  I wouldn't eat it every day, but it is one of those combos that shouldn't work on paper but
totally does.

/I hate it when my much suppressed foodie nature comes out, but this guy just embodies everything that is wrong with the foodie blogosphere
 
2019-03-14 10:05:50 AM  

dittybopper: wax_on: That's a lot of words to be wrong.

Simple truths do not need a lot of words.

Complex wrongs, however, need to be expounded upon at length so that one is distracted from the wrongness of the proposition.  This can be easily seen in politics, pretty much every where you look.  After all, the best speeches in history have been short and to the point.  Look at the Gettysburg Address:  It's just 271 words long, whereas the speech from before Lincoln spoke was a whopping 13,000+ words long, and took 2 hours to deliver, and it has now been forgotten in favor of the spare and parsimonious oratory of our sixteenth president.   You've probably not read even this far, as most are not wont to put the effort into it so I'll just start using some random words.  Whereas jackstaff polling Mycenaean irrefutably turning oppose Eastern dozen, favor dozen wants irreconcilable articulated the willingness senior forbear.

I think that's perfectly clear.


No soap.  Radio.
 
2019-03-14 10:18:47 AM  
I have never had an egg on a burger, but I'm sure it would taste fine.
 
2019-03-14 10:33:04 AM  
I don't personally care for eggs. I'm also not going to try to convince anyone to change their preferences based on mine. You can eat your damn burger your way and I will eat mine the way I like it.
 
2019-03-14 10:40:23 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: Egg on a burger is fantastic.
So is peanut butter, it it's paired with bacon.


Have had an egg on a burger.  it's delicious.  never heard of peanut butter though. Is it just normal toppings and pb or in place of?
 
2019-03-14 10:43:29 AM  
I dont mind egg on a burger, but i hate the mess the yolk makes (and I love runny yolk).

place near me has a nice burger with egg and pork roll.  tasty.
 
2019-03-14 11:32:23 AM  
Ultimate burger topping?

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KIMCHI!
 
2019-03-14 11:33:01 AM  
Though technically, that's a Steakumm burger.
 
2019-03-14 11:43:22 AM  
I don't care if people eat weird shiat. It is tiresome when they behave as if it says something about them other than "likes _________ on my burger." Or conversely, when they think their aversion to ____________ marks them in some way as a person of extreme intelligence or discernment or whatever. It doesn't. And never has.

Eat whatever you want, I don't give a fark. Just shut up about it.
 
2019-03-14 11:52:17 AM  
I love me a Royal Red Robin Burger. Grosses the wife out cause she hates eggs. Also, Sonic just started offering a Brunch Burger with bacon and "egg" on the burger. Might go try that tomorrow.
 
2019-03-14 11:54:23 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I don't care if people eat weird shiat. It is tiresome when they behave as if it says something about them other than "likes _________ on my burger." Or conversely, when they think their aversion to ____________ marks them in some way as a person of extreme intelligence or discernment or whatever. It doesn't. And never has.

Eat whatever you want, I don't give a fark. Just shut up about it.


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My, that was a yummy fur burger!
 
2019-03-14 11:58:20 AM  

dittybopper: Ultimate burger topping?

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KIMCHI!


Now this is a true thing. Yum.
 
2019-03-14 12:04:17 PM  

wax_on: dittybopper: Ultimate burger topping?

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KIMCHI!

Now this is a true thing. Yum.


Especially when you make it yourself.

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Though in fairness, the pepper paste I made with cayenne, because I couldn't find any gochujang locally.  Honestly, not much of a difference in the taste.
 
2019-03-14 12:17:53 PM  
I'd have to go with a poached egg burger.
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2019-03-14 12:31:48 PM  
I am also of the opinion that fried egg goes great on lots of stuff.

The trick with burgers is to get the egg just shy of soft-boiled consistency. Creamy yolk with just a touch of runniness; that way it mostly stays on the damn burger when you bite into it.

dittybopper:
Though in fairness, the pepper paste I made with cayenne, because I couldn't find any gochujang locally.  Honestly, not much of a difference in the taste.

That is precisely the type of thing Amazon excels at. Or were you up against a time crunch for getting the batch started?
 
2019-03-14 12:38:28 PM  
Fark's a weird place. Last week there was an article on the burger at this same restaurant, and in the comments everyone was railing against eggs on burgers. I felt like the lone voice of reason espousing the deliciousness of eggs on burgers (also of the virtues of American cheese). When I saw this headline, I thought, "Once more into the breach!" Only to find that its an egg love fest in here. Where were you all last time!?!
 
2019-03-14 12:52:35 PM  

phlegmjay: Where were you all last time!?!


I think I visited when there was maybe a dozen posts, didn't have anything to add, and promptly forgot about the thread and slinked back to the politics tab. If I'd been aware of the egg hate I'd have posted what I came to this thread to post:

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From Jiffy Burger, Manchester Tennessee. Bacon double cheeseburger with a typical setup, but topped with a fried egg and a fried onion ring. It's friggin' delicious, and costs maybe six bucks.

I make a point of getting at least one every time they send me to Manchester for work.
 
2019-03-14 01:17:49 PM  
I think a fried egg is awesome on a cheeseburger, but I usually prefer my burgers simple -- bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion
 
2019-03-14 01:26:15 PM  

olrasputin: dittybopper:
Though in fairness, the pepper paste I made with cayenne, because I couldn't find any gochujang locally.  Honestly, not much of a difference in the taste.

That is precisely the type of thing Amazon excels at. Or were you up against a time crunch for getting the batch started?


I made it on a whim, so not necessary to have it exactly right.  I also omitted fish sauce.  I could get that, but I was trying to keep the sodium content low.

There's an Asian grocery store not too far out of my way home from work, so next batch (which will be my third) will have the real stuff, but again, it's not like you'd notice it.

Oddly enough, though, my local supermarket sells daikon.
 
2019-03-14 01:27:14 PM  

phlegmjay: Fark's a weird place. Last week there was an article on the burger at this same restaurant, and in the comments everyone was railing against eggs on burgers. I felt like the lone voice of reason espousing the deliciousness of eggs on burgers (also of the virtues of American cheese). When I saw this headline, I thought, "Once more into the breach!" Only to find that its an egg love fest in here. Where were you all last time!?!


Fark has always been in favor of eggs on burgers. Freedom is slavery!
 
2019-03-14 01:57:55 PM  
Without reading the article (I think Eater is a bit too pretentious and douchey) the richness that an over-medium egg brings to a burger is well appreciated, and can save a lot of mediocre burgers from themselves...
 
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