Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma

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2004/03/16 23:28:59 (permalink)

Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma

I'm not a particular fan of hamburgers, except as a platform for good cheeses, mushrooms, green chilis, etc. HOWEVER, my husband the burger lover is a big fan of O'Connell's, on Lindsay St, just across the street from the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Try the ETW - the burger with Extra Tasty Woofins.

Irma's Burger Shack opened in Oklahoma City last fall. It's east of Western Ave. on NW 63rd. They serve an assortment of sandwiches and a daily special like chicken and dumplings. The specialty is the No-Name Ranch Burger, named after the ranch where the chef buys all-natural beef for this and his two upscale restaurants. My husband's problem at Irma's is trying not to order a second burger for dessert.
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    Michael Stern
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/17 03:43:55 (permalink)
    I don't think there is any state with a greater passion for hamburgers than Oklahoma.I don't know O'Connell's or Irma's, but I have fond recollections of the amazing Caesarburger at a place called The Split T in OK City...
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    tiki
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/17 07:57:05 (permalink)
    Just had a 1/2 lb Jumbo burger at JM,s in Eufalla Ok, yesterday for lunch! MMMMMMMM,,mmmmm! Juicy, cooked to order pink and nestled next to a huge pile of fresh cut home made fries!!!---dont think i could handle a second one and thats saying something!! --but i did manage to find room for a slice if lemon pie and a tall sweet tea! Your right Michael---this place LOVES their burgers!!!
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/17 08:26:38 (permalink)
    "Johnny's" and "The Charcoal Oven" on Northwest Expressway in OKC are my favorites.
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    Ralph Isbill
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/17 08:29:19 (permalink)
    Sadly the split T has been gone for some time now. They even tore down the building. This was the place to be in the Bud Wilkerson era, does that date me?
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/17 16:27:55 (permalink)
    Do they add the onions to the burger as it's cooking everywhere in OK, or can you ask for it?
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    tiki
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/17 18:36:04 (permalink)
    Lone Star---Not everywhere---mostly in the western half of the state---but you can ask for it around this neck of the woods(SE Okla)and folks ablige.
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/21 11:08:33 (permalink)
    Here is a recipe from Oklahoma and it's Great for the onion lovers

    Oklahoma Onion-Fried Burgers
    Recipe By : Juliewynn @ Recipe Cottage
    Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:15
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    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 pound ground beef
    1 medium sweet onion -- thinly sliced
    salt and pepper -- to taste
    4 each hamburger buns
    dill pickle slices -- as desired
    Very thinly sliced onions, ground beef patties. Carmelize onions as you fry the burger.
    Simply make your patties the size you wish. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet (cast iron is best) until hot, add one thinly sliced onion, then add your patties. Lower heat to medium and fry the burger until nicely browned on one side. Flip the burger and onion slices and fry the remaining side of the burger until also well browned. Serve on griddle browned bun with all the trimmings you want.

    By the way, this is authentic! I'm from SW Oklahoma and make these every few weeks if I don't grill the burgers outside.
    Posted for me by Juliewynn - Tom - A Westminster Receptarist - December 17, 2003

    MORE: I *have* been to Oklahoma. They chug a handful of onions on the grill and mash the hamburger down on it. It really does seem to get at least mildly carmelized. They didn't seem to be cooked over very high heat when I've had them (which was twice). They are certainly not carmelized like you you make for chopped liver or something similar....Mike Beede

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    Serving Ideas : Serve with French Fries or chips

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    Lone Star
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/22 11:04:57 (permalink)
    Thanks tbartle! I am going to try that method on my nifty griddle.
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/03/22 15:17:48 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Lone Star

    Thanks tbartle! I am going to try that method on my nifty griddle.


    I mis-read that as "girdle" the first time...
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    RE: Hamburgers in Central Oklahoma 2004/04/14 15:36:49 (permalink)
    Yeah the Split T was great--at least they saved the excellent neon sign, though is it gracing a Sonic these days.

    There is a Camille's Sidewalk Cafe there now.
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