Cheeseburger with a "skirt"

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bonitamandita
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Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Mon, 12/22/08 11:14 PM
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 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?  


waltpiii
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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 10:18 AM
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The Shady Glen in Manchester, CT prepares their cheeseburgers in this manner.
 
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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 10:30 AM
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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.
 
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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 10:53 AM
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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
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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 12:05 PM
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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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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 1:14 PM
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Love the pic from the Shady Glen - it looks like a queso sombrero!

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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 1:19 PM
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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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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 1:36 PM
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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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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 2:02 PM
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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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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Tue, 12/23/08 4:38 PM
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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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Re:Cheeseburger with a "skirt" - Sun, 02/15/09 12:24 AM
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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!