Schnitzel Burger from Schnitzel and Things Truck

"Deep-fried burgers are nothing new...but schnitz burger just has a certain ring to it, no?"


[Photographs: Robyn Lee]

The "Schnitz Burger" (the street name for the schnitzel burger) includes: a half-pound Angus beef patty, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and ginger-scallion-garlic relish on a puffy ciabatta roll for $7. The Schnitzel & Things truck, which scoots around New York City, already offers the predictable chicken, pork, and veal cutlets, but they thought, hey, it's about time we slap some Panko bread crumbs onto ground beef and sizzle that sucker up.

You know those weddings where the bride and groom are both really attractive and lovable, and you just hope they don't birth ugly demon children? Well, in this case, they didn't! Oozing with meat juice, the monster of a burger patty (which is cooked to medium rare by default) is blanketed with crunchy fat pockets, so every time you bite into it, more moisture is released. The ciabatta, in turn, soaks all this up, reaching an almost Chinese steam bun caliber of sponginess. The whole experience is a little intense, but it's quite possibly the juiciest burger of all time. Innards shot, after the jump.


You may not be able to tell from the photos, but this burger is humassive (that is, it straddles both worlds of "huge" and "massive" and maybe another one). A normal half-pound patty might be manageable for one, but we'd advise splitting the Schnitz Burger with at least one other person of high digestive fortitude.

Deep-fried burgers are nothing new (Dyer's Burgers in Memphis, 88 Royal in Australia, and of course somebody somewhere in Scotland) but "schnitz burger" just has a certain ring to it, no?

Follow @schnitzeltruck to see where the schnitz-mobile will be stopping next. Apparently we weren't the only fans of the burger, so expect it to reappear on the menu.


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