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#1 of 53 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted April 20 2004 - 09:35 AM

With all the talk of food lately, I must be hungry. Posted Image After researching hamburgers, I came across something that shocked me. They say that steamed cheeseburgers originated in CT and not many places make them.

Question, has anyone ever had a steamed cheeseburger? Being in CT, I thought they were commonplace, but it seems like only people in CT may know about them. Posted Image In fact, it looks like it may only be a central CT thing.

Please tell me someone outside of CT has had a steamed cheeseburger! Oh my, what the world is missing!!!!

http://www.steamedcheeseburger.com/ The site is nothing to write home about, but you'll get the idea.

#2 of 53 OFFLINE   DaveGTP

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Posted April 20 2004 - 09:56 AM

I've never heard of steaming a cheeseburger here in Michigan. I guess you could do it, but I've never heard of it.

Every area has its things. Have you ever had a pasty? Posted Image
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#3 of 53 OFFLINE   Ron Etaylor

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Posted April 20 2004 - 09:58 AM

We don't have steamed cheeseburgers, but we have something called Nuway which is ground beef all crumbled up. I believe it is boiled with some spices added. They serve it on a bun and it is quite tasty. They also make chili with it which is very greasy...and again, quite tasty.

#4 of 53 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted April 20 2004 - 10:03 AM

Steamed cheeseburgers? Where's the puking smiley?Posted Image
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#5 of 53 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted April 20 2004 - 10:10 AM

STEAMED burgers? That sounds just... wrong... somehow. Grill the suckers!

WARNING! WARNING!!! DANGEROUS PHOTO AHEAD, courtesy of steamedcheeseburger.com.



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Now, the caption for this pic is "Looks good!"

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Um... no. I beg to differ. Kinda looks like shaved-Horta-on-a-bun. Posted Image

No offense Mark.. I'm sure that steamed cheeseburgers are tasty treats, but THAT particular burger looks like it belongs in James Lilek's Gallery of Regrettable Food. Posted Image

(PS - If you haven't visited the above-mentioned Gallery, you should. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll never look at old cookbooks the same way...)

#6 of 53 OFFLINE   Kirk Gunn

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Posted April 20 2004 - 10:14 AM

Not since I stopped dating Janet Jackson... (sorry - couldn't resist) Nor have I had a steamed burger. And for some unknown reason, I don't think I ever will. Just give me oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year.... Actually I thought our yacht club had the wackiest burgers. Since they didn't have the proper safety equipment in the kitchen, the menu was extremely limited. They bought this "grill" that looked like an industrial, stainless steel George Foreman grill. Instead of heating the burgers, they electrocuted them by passing current through the meat. Only took 30 seconds to cook a 1/4 pounder and they weren't that bad (compared to the rest of the menu). Cheers !

#7 of 53 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted April 20 2004 - 10:19 AM


Excuse me... I gotta run away for a moment. I feel slightly ill. Posted Image

#8 of 53 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted April 20 2004 - 10:24 AM


So they don't come from upstate New York? Posted Image

#9 of 53 OFFLINE   Joe Szott

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Posted April 20 2004 - 10:40 AM

Having lived in Chicago, LA, SF, and Denver I have never seen a steamed chee. I have heard tell of a Cleveland steamer, but it never sounded appetizing enough to pursue the topic Posted Image

#10 of 53 OFFLINE   Joe Szott

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Posted April 20 2004 - 10:46 AM

Ah...burgers. Welcome to the 21st century Mark, all your burger is belong to

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#11 of 53 OFFLINE   Erik.Ha

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Posted April 20 2004 - 10:54 AM

I'm a little confused... Are you telling me they cook the meat by steaming it? (ew) Or do they just reheat an already cooked burger using steam... that kinda makes sense... Like if you have a couple of leftover Whitecastles the next day...
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#12 of 53 OFFLINE   Kirk Gunn

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Posted April 20 2004 - 11:29 AM

Cheap beer - always keeps me comin' back for more... Plus they remodeled the kitchen, and raised the food prices to "market rates", so we don't eat there much anymore. Our motto is... Annapolis: A drinking town with a sailing problem Pepsi No Coke !!!!

#13 of 53 OFFLINE   Joseph Hoetzl

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Posted April 20 2004 - 11:34 AM



Aren't all white castle burgers "Steam Grilled" to begin with?

http://www.whitecast..._pages/menu.asp

"Steam Grilled on a bed of onions"...yummm


#14 of 53 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted April 20 2004 - 11:38 AM

You want a culinary disaster?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine

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Posted April 20 2004 - 11:39 AM

Pasties are popular in the U.P. of Michigan - Originating in Cornwall, England, and modified by immigrant Finnish and Swedish folks. It normally has ground steak/beef and/or pork, potato, onion, sometimes a little carrot, oftentimes a little rutabaga, baked in a shell. Normally served with gravy. Tasty. Kind of like a really simple pot And it's a short a, not an a like in PASTE.

They also make them in the chicken, vegetarian, etc varieties.

Here's a short link on it:

http://kenanderson.n...s/michigan.html

Something weird for each region, I guess.



I generally have hamburgers grilled or George Foreman'ed if I have one - I can see how steaming one would help keep it from drying out, I guess.
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#16 of 53 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted April 20 2004 - 12:43 PM

I'm not 100% positive on White Castle's methods, but I'm sure it's similar.

#17 of 53 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted April 20 2004 - 12:52 PM

Poutine kicks ass Posted Image

In fact i have a coupon for a 2-for-1 fries for NY Fries... gonna use it on a poutine someday Posted Image


#18 of 53 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted April 20 2004 - 12:54 PM

DAMN IT! I was hoping I would be the first one to mention that...Posted ImagePosted Image

#19 of 53 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted April 20 2004 - 02:43 PM

I ate some raw oysters once. Puked thirty minutes later (thanks to getting wasted, but that's another Spring Break story). But then I'm one of those unusual individual that'll keep going for more. I'll have more crackers and raw oysters and tobasco sauce. You know what else rules? Hooter shots. Oysters, tobasco, and beer. I could've sworn that White Castle had steamed hamburgers. Mmm, White Castle.....

#20 of 53 OFFLINE   Benny G

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Posted April 20 2004 - 03:25 PM

on their pasties. It's the only way to go. Maybe it's just a regional U.P. thing.




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