A Deep-Fried Cheeseburger

They deep fry everything else at the State Fair and the Rodeo--why not a deep-fried cheeseburger?

By Robb Walsh May 1, 2013


 The burger story in this month's Houstonia Magazine starts out like this:

The waiter at the Houston Texans Grille in City Center winced when we ordered the tempura-battered, deep-fried cheeseburger. “It’s really just a novelty,” he told us. Customers who order it usually don’t like it, he warned. We didn’t pay attention. You should...

Since the magazine went on sale, a few readers have asked: "What was that deep-fried cheeseburger really like?"

You might imagine that the burger was unpopular because it was disgustingly greasy or dripping with oil. The truth is, under the deep-fried tempura-battered crust lurked a truly boring burger. There was some mustard and chopped pickles inside with the meat patty, but the lettuce, tomato, and onion were necessarily left on the outside during the frying process. In order to assemble a proper burger, you had to take the whole thing apart and add the condiments. That ruined the whole deep-fried effect.

But don't take my word for it. Go order one at the Houston Texans Grille and see what you think.


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