Saturday, February 7, 2015

What IS That In My Burger

It's green and on a bun. 
It smells like a hamburger but I'm not so sure about that!

 I can identify the individual ingredients!
Let's play Eye Spy:
 Peas, corn, carrots, green beans, soybean and a whole lot of green stuff.

Here is another hint:
One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things does not even compare.
Do you know now?

YES, a Veggie burger from White Castle!

This is what a White Castle normally looks like.
It's small, about a three inch square, cooked on a bed on onions
and tucked into tiny cartons that nestle into each other in the
bag or case.  They are a St Louis tradition, usually about 2 AM,
but in my case on the way home from work.  
In my opinion you must eat them with an Orange Drink.
It's not soda, more like Hi C.

My husband called from the neighbor's house and said we were
hanging out there Friday night.  I said I'd pick up dinner.  
Now every time we're with this couple someone says,
"We should go get White Castles!" but the nearest one is
20 miles away; however, I was passing right by it.

   So, it was decided.  White Castles.
I stopped in Eureka, MO and picked up a Crave Case 
because you just never know  how many sliders everyone is 
going to eat.  (My limit is about 3-  with cheese)
 I got a combo case- cheese/no cheese plus picked each person 
up a Fudge Covered Brownie on a Stick!

I did not stop there.  No sir- I do it up right!
They introduced White Castle Veggie Burgers.
Could they be good? 
 Probably not, but we have to see for ourselves.
I added 4 to the order.

The verdict is in.
Tom (hubby):  They taste like onions but nothing like a burger.
Kathy (me):   You have to be kidding!  They have (ewww) Texture
and I see beans!  And Corn!
Laura: takes a tiny bite- no
Dennis:  Takes a bite.  Takes another bite.  Shakes his head.  A huge NO.

The vote is in.  Absolutely Not!

BUT WAIT- there is more!!!

I forgot Beau's vote:

I must tell you that Beau is a mix of Great Pyrenees and Australian Shepherd.
His sister, Bella, guards the goats but Beau hangs out at the house
and watches over any of the babies that need human care or currently, the
pregnant mom that is temporarily housed in the smaller shelter
next to the house.  The burgers were a big hit with him!

LINK to the Veggie Burger

Warning: for those unfamiliar with White Castle, they are
referred to as Belly Bombers or more recently Sliders.
The patties have five holes in them which allow them to cook more rapidly.
They are cooked on a thick bed of onions causing them to steam
and the bun is placed on top of the cooking burgers so the flavors
seep into the bun itself.  They are known to have some side effects.  
You may not want to eat them with polite company 
or if you plan to spend any length of time with polite company after you eat.  
Fortunately, my neighbors don't fall into that category so we OK!

Big news folks.
On Valentines Day our White Castle have candle lit dinners for you and your honey
from 4-10 PM-  Reservations Only!!
Better Call Now!


Powell River Books said...

I've never had a White Castle burger, but the size reminded me of a great burger we had in Eugene, Oregon, at the Little Big Burger. In their case the burger is thick and cooked to medium. The size may be smaller around, but still filling. The cost, however, doesn't match the smaller size because of the 1/4 pound patty. - Margy

Gorges Smythe said...

I know you'll think I'm a deprived soul, but I've never had one (that I remember).

Missy Shay said...

I'm familiar with White Castle but never eaten one, we have talked about going to St. Louis, will have to try one when we do!


Looks good!

Harry Flashman said...

I can only get frozen White Castle sliders here but I love them.

Manny said...

White Castle burgers were a 2 AM Brooklyn tradition as well. At least for my friends. For me, after eating those burgers once (they were dubbed, "murder I never ate them again. I found them horrible. ;)

Manny said...

Oh I meant to also say this. So now they have veggie burgers? Sounds like a healthy murder burger. I'll still pass. :)

Unknown said...

It's been a long time since I've had a bag of them, I seem to remember they use to be better 20 years ago?... But that as with everything I suppose

LindaG said...

Haha. Aren't dogs great? :-)

As Bill Engval says of soy bacon, "Tastes like somebody bacon flavored a turd."

But I guess you have to try new things, right?
Hope you all have a blessed week!

Brenda said...

I grew up in Indiana, White Castle the staple Friday night drive through as far back as 40 years ago when I was a teenager. But they were never my favorite because back then they all had mustard on them and I was not a fan of mustard. I do not remember seeing any around here since I moved to Michigan a very long time ago. Thanks for the memories.

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

That's just painful to look at. It's like a traffic accident waiting to happen.