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Great burgersPosted at 9:57AM, 25 April 2008 by Graham Holliday - Blogger
If they're good enough for Gordon Ramsay... Yes, the chef behind the restaurant chain, behind the Michelin stars, behind the French scorn, behind the TV show admits he's an absolute sucker for a burger. He reveals,
"People think Americans are obese and burgers are bad for them - they are delicious. In-N-Out burgers were extraordinary. I was so bad, I sat in the restaurant, had my double cheeseburger then minutes later I drove back round and got the same thing again to take away."
And it's the In-N-Out I pang for. I've never ever had one, but I've seen them. Seen plenty of them. The first time I came across an In-N-Out burger was at the Hawaii-based Ono Kine Grindz food blog some four years ago, "Food is prepared fresh AFTER your order is placed. No warmers used here...EVER! The fries are not frozen and are fresh cut."
Do not pass up the fries here, ever. Medium-size wedges of crispy high-grade potatoes cooked in cholesterol-free oil, they often still have a little skin attached, a testament to the recent sacrifice on the part of the tuber.
A year later burgernuts at A Hamburger Today blogged their take, "Do not pass up the fries here, ever. Medium-size wedges of crispy high-grade potatoes cooked in cholesterol-free oil, they often still have a little skin attached, a testament to the recent sacrifice on the part of the tuber. They are some of the best fries I've eaten." And now our Gordon sings the praise of the In-N-Out and the not-so-secret secret menu.
Unfortunately, in the UK we have this rash of fastfood burger joints masquerading as the real deal coupled with the relatively recent arrival of the gourmet burger chains. None of which grab the imagination when stacked against the near 100 per cent approval rating of the In-N-Out.
So, this is something of a plea. In-N-Out,I can't afford the ticket to Los Angeles to try your carnivorous cuisine, but would you please consider opening in the UK. I'll even try to finish one of these or ask my friends along to attack the ultimate 27x27. Failing that burger watchers, what is the best burger in Britain?