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    Post #1 - May 28th, 2019, 7:19 pm
    Post #1 - May 28th, 2019, 7:19 pm Post #1 - May 28th, 2019, 7:19 pm
    Oklahoma Onion Burger for National Burger Day, big flavor payoff for a wee bit of effort. 80/20 ground chuck, onion sliced on a mandoline, rest is fairly self explanatory.

    OnionBurger2.jpg Ducks in a Row

    OnionBurger4.jpg Onion Burger

    OnionBurger5.jpg Onion Burger

    OnionBurger6.jpg Onion Burger

    OnionBurger8.jpg Onion Burger

    OnionBurger10.jpg Onion Burger

    OnionBurger11.jpg Onion Burger

    OnionBurger1.jpg Onion Burger


    Onion Burger, Count me a Fan!
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    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #2 - May 28th, 2019, 7:28 pm
    Post #2 - May 28th, 2019, 7:28 pm Post #2 - May 28th, 2019, 7:28 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Oklahoma Onion Burger for National Burger Day, big flavor payoff for a wee bit of effort. 80/20 ground chuck, onion sliced on a mandoline, rest is fairly self explanatory.

    Damn, that looks great! And I'm certain I could eat at least two of them. But here's the part that not self-explanatory (at least, not to me): where exactly does Oklahoma enter the picture?



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  • Post #3 - May 28th, 2019, 7:38 pm
    Post #3 - May 28th, 2019, 7:38 pm Post #3 - May 28th, 2019, 7:38 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:But here's the part that not self-explanatory (at least, not to me): where exactly does Oklahoma enter the picture?

    I ate two in two minutes, they were great!

    First we Feast, Alvin Cailan teams up with burger scholar George Motz
    info at 5:07
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdvZC91YpMs

    George Motz
    "Grease is a condiment"
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #4 - May 29th, 2019, 4:52 am
    Post #4 - May 29th, 2019, 4:52 am Post #4 - May 29th, 2019, 4:52 am
    Cook's Country talked a little about the origins of the smashed onion burger:
    if you should happen to drive to
    El Reno, a small Oklahoma town
    about 25 miles west of Oklahoma City, you’ll find an unusual
    burger that's the object of much local
    adoration. The fried onion burger ( or
    FOB, to locals ) was born in the 1920s
    out of Depression era necessity at the
    Hamburger Inn out on Route 66


    I love this burger and add a sauce on top of 1/3 each Mayo, Dijon mustard and Sriracha sauce.
  • Post #5 - May 29th, 2019, 6:33 am
    Post #5 - May 29th, 2019, 6:33 am Post #5 - May 29th, 2019, 6:33 am
    I was in OKC last week and had an onion burger at Tucker's, a local chain. Three restaurants. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The homemade fries were good too. I had a single patty and it was plenty big. You can order 1, 2 or 3.
  • Post #6 - May 29th, 2019, 6:39 am
    Post #6 - May 29th, 2019, 6:39 am Post #6 - May 29th, 2019, 6:39 am
    El Reno, home to Sid's Diner and the famous Sid's Onion Burger (Saveur had the Sid's recipe in their mag many years ago). Been making them the same way as Sid's (and Gary for that matter) for years. Use the cast iron with some canola oil. Family loves Sid's Onion Burger Night. The word Sid's at our house makes the mouth water.
  • Post #7 - May 29th, 2019, 10:13 am
    Post #7 - May 29th, 2019, 10:13 am Post #7 - May 29th, 2019, 10:13 am
    Here's a slightly similar take from Wisconsin on the onion burger:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUXqPiaO1lQ
  • Post #8 - May 29th, 2019, 11:36 am
    Post #8 - May 29th, 2019, 11:36 am Post #8 - May 29th, 2019, 11:36 am
    G Wiv wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:But here's the part that not self-explanatory (at least, not to me): where exactly does Oklahoma enter the picture?

    I ate two in two minutes, they were great!

    First we Feast, Alvin Cailan teams up with burger scholar George Motz
    info at 5:07
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdvZC91YpMs

    George Motz
    "Grease is a condiment"

    Good old George. I remember when he was first getting into the burger thing (amybe around 2005?) and I took him on a tour of a few butter burger places in the Milwaukee area (Solly's, Kopp's, Mazo's etc.). I had no idea he was still burger-ing away.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #9 - May 30th, 2019, 9:46 am
    Post #9 - May 30th, 2019, 9:46 am Post #9 - May 30th, 2019, 9:46 am
    BadgerDave wrote:Here's a slightly similar take from Wisconsin on the onion burger:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUXqPiaO1lQ


    I have to admit, Gary's cooking method looks a lot more appealing than the steaming or as Pete's grandson says, 'boiling'.

    Gary, your's looks delicious.
  • Post #10 - May 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
    Post #10 - May 30th, 2019, 10:16 am Post #10 - May 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
    Pete's is somewhat unique (and been at it over 100 years). Better than it looks in that video. That said, the Oklahoma style onion burger is better and Gary hits it perfectly in his overview. If you want a really good burger with grilled onions on a flat top, go to the Wedl's Hut in Jefferson, Wi. Get two double with grilled onions and add some pickle slices. Make trips out there just to get a couple of those. Top notch.
  • Post #11 - June 3rd, 2019, 7:32 pm
    Post #11 - June 3rd, 2019, 7:32 pm Post #11 - June 3rd, 2019, 7:32 pm
    Oklahoma Onion Burger round 2. Fry sauce in background, totally superfluous. Onion burgers rock! #lowslsowbbq #countmeafan #homecooking
    OnionBurger15P.jpg Onion Burger, Round #2

    OnionBurger14P.jpg Onion Burger. Round #2
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #12 - June 3rd, 2019, 9:14 pm
    Post #12 - June 3rd, 2019, 9:14 pm Post #12 - June 3rd, 2019, 9:14 pm
    BadgerDave wrote:Here's a slightly similar take from Wisconsin on the onion burger:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUXqPiaO1lQ


    That looks right up my alley! Thanks. I know where one of my next food excursions is headed!
  • Post #13 - June 4th, 2019, 10:25 am
    Post #13 - June 4th, 2019, 10:25 am Post #13 - June 4th, 2019, 10:25 am
    Binko wrote:
    BadgerDave wrote:Here's a slightly similar take from Wisconsin on the onion burger:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUXqPiaO1lQ


    That looks right up my alley! Thanks. I know where one of my next food excursions is headed!


    You are welcome. Check out the other clips & episodes from Wisconsin Foodie on YouTube; there's a summer's worth of food excursions to be had.
  • Post #14 - June 6th, 2019, 7:23 pm
    Post #14 - June 6th, 2019, 7:23 pm Post #14 - June 6th, 2019, 7:23 pm
    Oklahoma onion burger, third in a week or two. Last for a while, delicious, a tasty arrow in my quiver.
    OnionBurger71P.jpg Oklahoma onion burger


    Oklahoma onion burger, count me a Fan!
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    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #15 - June 9th, 2019, 10:24 pm
    Post #15 - June 9th, 2019, 10:24 pm Post #15 - June 9th, 2019, 10:24 pm
    One last onion burger. This time made with out of casing giardiniera brat from Mariano's.
    OnionBratGP6.jpg Giardiniera brat onion burger

    The sharp of eye may have noticed the last few onion burgers getting bigger and bigger. A natural tendency on my part, next round will be scaled back meat to bun wise.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #16 - June 10th, 2019, 8:54 pm
    Post #16 - June 10th, 2019, 8:54 pm Post #16 - June 10th, 2019, 8:54 pm
    In the video and elsewhere in this thread, reference was made to the Oklahoma Onion Burger being a product of the Depression. I find foods developed during periods of hardship (gravy bread, fry bread, etc.) to be fascinating, but these lush and delicious-looking OOBs seem not to bespeak hardship (though I can see how, in an earlier period, the onion could have been mixed into the beef to extend it). Doesn't the cheese itself make it all more "deluxe"?

    Few days ago in Tupelo, Mississippi, I had a burger, also said to be the product of Depression era privation, that looks the part. It's called the Dough Burger, and it's mostly flour with some meat and beef fat worked into wheat flour.

    Dough Burger.jpg Behold, the Dough Burger


    This was not a delicious burger. It was, as you might expect, terribly dry, and although lettuce and onion helped a little, it could have used butter or a dab of mayo.

    Further north in Mississippi, in Corinth, they make a similar burger with corn and/or soy meal. They call it the Slug Burger because it used to cost a slug (five cents).
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  • Post #17 - June 12th, 2019, 8:43 am
    Post #17 - June 12th, 2019, 8:43 am Post #17 - June 12th, 2019, 8:43 am
    David Hammond wrote:In the video and elsewhere in this thread, reference was made to the Oklahoma Onion Burger being a product of the Depression. I find foods developed during periods of hardship (gravy bread, fry bread, etc.) to be fascinating, but these lush and delicious-looking OOBs seem not to bespeak hardship (though I can see how, in an earlier period, the onion could have been mixed into the beef to extend it). Doesn't the cheese itself make it all more "deluxe"?

    Few days ago in Tupelo, Mississippi, I had a burger, also said to be the product of Depression era privation, that looks the part. It's called the Dough Burger, and it's mostly flour with some meat and beef fat worked into wheat flour.

    Dough Burger.jpg


    This was not a delicious burger. It was, as you might expect, terribly dry, and although lettuce and onion helped a little, it could have used butter or a dab of mayo.

    Further north in Mississippi, in Corinth, they make a similar burger with corn and/or soy meal. They call it the Slug Burger because it used to cost a slug (five cents).


    Very cool find. I had not heard of these before--that is, I am quite familiar with stretched burgers (I grew up with hamburgers stretched with bread crumbs/bread or even potato), and they can be quite good, if not more meatloaf than burger, but I had not heard of these flour-stretched burgers in particular.

    Googling around, I found this nice article about them, which includes a link to a partial Google Maps "Slugburger trail," similar to the Tamale Trail map that I think many of us are familiar with. (If not, see here.)

    I love this kind of stuff!
  • Post #18 - June 12th, 2019, 8:58 am
    Post #18 - June 12th, 2019, 8:58 am Post #18 - June 12th, 2019, 8:58 am
    David Hammond wrote:a burger, also said to be the product of Depression

    David Hammond wrote:
    Dough Burger.jpg


    Checks out
  • Post #19 - June 23rd, 2019, 7:13 pm
    Post #19 - June 23rd, 2019, 7:13 pm Post #19 - June 23rd, 2019, 7:13 pm
    Onion burgers with the bride = dinner. #lowslowbbq #countmeafan #homecooking

    OnionBurgerP79.jpg Onion burger


    Onion Burger, count me a Fan!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #20 - June 25th, 2019, 8:34 am
    Post #20 - June 25th, 2019, 8:34 am Post #20 - June 25th, 2019, 8:34 am
    The bride is onion burgered out, fresh ground beef leftover So as not to stir up problems stir-fry with on-hand ingredients, = dinner. Think I'll go back to my Milwaukee roots soon with a run of Solly's Grille burgers. Best stock up on butter and Lipitor.

    GreenPepperTomatoBeefStirFryP1.jpg Tomato pepper beef stir-fry
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #21 - June 26th, 2019, 5:06 pm
    Post #21 - June 26th, 2019, 5:06 pm Post #21 - June 26th, 2019, 5:06 pm
    Needed something to perk up leftovers of leftovers, Prik nam pla for the win. #lowslowbbq #countmeafan #homecooking.

    PrikNamPla1.jpg Prik nam pla
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #22 - July 4th, 2019, 6:23 pm
    Post #22 - July 4th, 2019, 6:23 pm Post #22 - July 4th, 2019, 6:23 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Onion burgers with the bride = dinner. #lowslowbbq #countmeafan #homecooking

    OnionBurgerP79.jpg


    Onion Burger, count me a Fan!

    For the 4th of July, I made the Oklahoma Onion Burger following Kenji's method.

    My Dad really likes the smashed burger. I have a feeling he is now an Oklahoma Onion Burger guy.

    Terrific stuff! Thanks for making our day!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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