El Reno onion burger question

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2014/03/14 10:24:26 (permalink)

El Reno onion burger question

A question for those of you who've eaten the onion burgers of El Reno, OK:
 
Are the onions cooked a little bit before the raw burger goes on top of them, or do they start out raw as well?  I looked at a couple of posts pertaining to El Reno and couldn't really tell, and I'm kicking around the idea of making some at home.  Thanks!
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/14 11:10:30 (permalink)
     
    They start out raw, sliced very thin, and are pressed into the burger.   I've eaten at two of the El Reno places. .... Jobe's and Robert's.   I liked Jobe's better.  The onions seemed to be mixed in better at Jobe's.  Robert's had more of a partially pressed in pile of onions that ended up a little scorched tasting. 
     
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/14 11:16:18 (permalink)
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      Robert's had more of a partially pressed in pile of onions that ended up a little scorched tasting. 

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    Ok,  good, so that wasn't my imagination when I visited back in 2010. My first "onion burger" experience  was not a positive experience.  I wasn't impressed,  the burger tasted  too"dried out" to me....
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/14 13:19:24 (permalink)
    I for one think the term "Onion Burger" is a bit, well stupid. It's a burger with onions per and simple. For that matter a White Castle is an Onion Burger. Is a burger with only mustard called a Mustard Burger? A, Pickle Burger. Nope.
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/14 13:24:47 (permalink)
    We make "onion burgers" by adding condensed french onion soup to the burger before forming patties.
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/14 16:49:33 (permalink)
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    A question for those of you who've eaten the onion burgers of El Reno, OK:

    Are the onions cooked a little bit before the raw burger goes on top of them, or do they start out raw as well?  I looked at a couple of posts pertaining to El Reno and couldn't really tell, and I'm kicking around the idea of making some at home.  Thanks!
    All the OK joints I've been to use only raw onions. I make them at home all the time...raw Vidalias or Peruvian onions are the best. Slice them really thin and press a ton of them into about a 6 oz. thin patty...when you think you've added too many, add some more. I use a cast iron very hot skillet with very little oil...don't worry about smashing the meat down while cooking. I use ground chuck from Knoche's in Madison (they provide the meat to 90% of all the pubs in Madison). PS....Wedl's in Jefferson opens tomorrow! Mention Facebook and you get a free burger!

    post edited by Pancho - 2014/03/14 16:51:43
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/14 19:59:16 (permalink)
    Brad, there are still some pictures of the onion burger preparation on this thread:
     
    http://www.roadfood.com/F...?m=657646&high=I40
     
     
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/14 21:09:22 (permalink)
    I think the secret to a good Oklahoma onion burger is to have the onions sliced paper thin so they cook and carmelize really  fast. I suspect a mandolin set to the thinnest setting is the tool of choice.
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/14 21:16:40 (permalink)
    They might also first soak the onions in water.
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/16 19:03:00 (permalink)
    Here is a guy on Youtube duplicating the burger:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzMxdXVDwyM
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/16 19:18:17 (permalink)
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    Here is a guy on Youtube duplicating the burger:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzMxdXVDwyM
    Pretty much how I make mine except NO yellow mustard and a plain thinner bun. The key is the super thin onion slices.

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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/17 15:45:02 (permalink)
    Yummy Indeed! I'm about to try out a place called Fat Burger for the first time in about an hour. 
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/17 21:34:43 (permalink)
    Fat Burger is pretty good.  Just make sure your order is right before you get home if you're taking it to go.
     
    Ordering is simple...  just read your toppings off one at a time from the list at the counter.  THEN make them repeat it to you. 
     
    This may only be a requirement at the Marina del Rey location.
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    Re:El Reno onion burger question 2014/03/18 18:36:39 (permalink)
    mar52

    Fat Burger is pretty good.  Just make sure your order is right before you get home if you're taking it to go.

    Ordering is simple...  just read your toppings off one at a time from the list at the counter.  THEN make them repeat it to you. 

    This may only be a requirement at the Marina del Rey location.

    Your right, Fat Burger is pretty good. I ordered the large burger with bacon,cheese & jalepenos + skinny fries. They got it right. Thunder Valley Casino location.         
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