Cheeseburger with a "skirt"

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2008/12/22 23:14:21 (permalink)

Cheeseburger with a "skirt"

 Today I was watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and the "teaser" before the commercial break showed a burger with a "cheese skirt" made by a chef Omaha.  He said he copied the recipe from a place in California. 

I was really excited because I had never see this cheese skirt thing before I went to Nobby's in Chico, California and I assumed that's where he had his first burger with a cheese skirt. [ For those of you who aren't familar- to make a cheese skirt you add a giant handful of shredded cheese onto the top of the burger while its on the grill.  The cheese falls off the sides and forms a crispy circle around the burger (which kind of looks like a skirt, hence the name).  ]

Anyway, turns our he had this burger for the first time in Sacramento (not at Nobby's in Chico).  

So I was wondering.  Is the cheese skirt thing more common than I thought? Where else can you get one?  

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    waltpiii
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 10:18:58 (permalink)
    The Shady Glen in Manchester, CT prepares their cheeseburgers in this manner.
     
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    buffetbuster
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 10:30:34 (permalink)
    In the little town I live in north of Pittsburgh, we have a few restaurants that also make these. Here, they are called old-fashioneds.
     
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2008/12/23 11:29:47
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 10:53:20 (permalink)
    waltpiii

    The Shady Glen in Manchester, CT prepares their cheeseburgers in this manner.
     
    Walt


    This is from the Roadfood review.


    There are plenty of other pictures as well.  www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=14
    post edited by braunsteinm - 2008/12/23 10:54:40
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    mland520
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 12:05:47 (permalink)
    I think on DDD the cook put a lid over the burger w/the shredded cheese and that's how it cooked in the perfect circle. Looks delish!
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    uncledaveyo
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 13:14:47 (permalink)
    Love the pic from the Shady Glen - it looks like a queso sombrero!
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    UncleVic
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 13:19:14 (permalink)
    Nothing personal, but I want my cheese ON THE BURGER..  A little dripage off the edge is ok, but to put a half a slice on the grill??? 
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    Foodosaurus
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 13:36:12 (permalink)
    Vic - It is actually half of four slices....  The cheese gets very crispy.  I usually fold two or three of the corners up onto the burger.  This gives it almost a bacon-like crunchyness.  I eat the other corner(s) as a chip.
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    ayersian
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 14:02:53 (permalink)
    bonitamandita, you may be referring to the Squeeze Inn in Sacramento, expertly reviewed on our site by Erika & Jon.  They even said that they originally confused this burger with the same from Shady Glen.

    The Shady Glen cheeseburger is one of the most unique I've ever had -- and one of my absolute favorites.  In fact, I bought the T-shirt with said burger prominently featured!    Chris
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    donw9876
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2008/12/23 16:38:36 (permalink)
    So the big wavy things in these pictures that look like a taco salad shell is burnt cheese?

    Burnt cheese can be pretty tasty as long as all of the moisture isn't cooked out of it, otherwise it's just a cooking mistake. I'd pay for a serving of mildly burnt cheese pieces as an appetizer, done right. When I fix nachos at home, the burnt cheese that runs off the nachos is one of the tastiest bits.
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    Bill Reynolds
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    Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" 2009/02/15 00:24:24 (permalink)
    I can only say that that looks to good to resist and the next time I'm on my grill doing burgers I am going to give that a shot. I love cheese slightly burnt like that. Thanks much for that post!
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