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Chili Cheese EGG fries??

ipsedixit Sep 3, 2009 09:35 AM

There used to be a nondescript hamburger joint in Covina (now shuttered) that used to serve a big basket of chili fries with a raw egg cracked over it and garnished with generous handfuls of shredded cheddar cheese.

The heat and steam from the chili and fries essentially "cooked" the egg just enough so that the whites would settle, but the yolk was still gooey enough where you could mix it with the chili and cheese to swirl your fries in it as a sort of savory, custardy dipping sauce.

Is there anyone out there that still does this?

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    Jase RE: ipsedixit Sep 3, 2009 09:56 AM

    The Big Tomy's on Sepulveda and Pico does a huge chili cheese fries and they also have grilled breakfast items. They are a hamburger joint, I'd imagine you could ask for an order of the fries and have them just crack the egg right on top.

    Hmm, interesting sounds like a gutbomb version of jook. I do love stirring the raw egg into my jook.

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      annapurna7 RE: Jase Sep 3, 2009 10:06 AM

      Ditto the rec for Big Tomy's, the one in Culver City can handle this as well. It's on Sepulveda, south of Braddock Drive. I like their CC fries and soft egg sounds like an interesting addition.

      I'll also recommend Louis burgers in Compton for this. Egg on their CC fires sounds pretty darn amazing.

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        streetgourmetla RE: annapurna7 Sep 3, 2009 01:06 PM

        I second the Watts. Compton area rec. Burger joints around there would gladly do this.

        Maybe you could chase the fries with a Hawkin's Burger, Ipsedixit.

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          Burger Boy RE: streetgourmetla Sep 3, 2009 03:41 PM

          You mean a ................ http://www.chow.com/photos/41903

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            exilekiss RE: Burger Boy Sep 5, 2009 08:58 AM

            Hi Burger Boy,

            Wow. How long did it take you to demolish that burger?! :)

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              Burger Boy RE: exilekiss Feb 16, 2010 05:49 PM

              I only got their chili, cheese, egg burger. That thing would put me in a cholesterol and diabetic coma!

    2. ipsedixit RE: ipsedixit Sep 3, 2009 10:13 AM

      Wolfe Burgers in Pasadena is going to do this for me!!!

      ME: Can you prepare your chili cheese fries with a raw egg cracked on top?

      LADY ON THE PHONE: No problem, however you like it. Do you want onions with that?

      ME: [bubble thoughts ... Score! "Will you marry me now?"] Hold that thought, I'll be there in person to order this.


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        exilekiss RE: ipsedixit Sep 5, 2009 08:58 AM

        Hi ipsedixit,

        Nice! :) Let us know if it lives up to your expectations. :)

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          Will Owen RE: ipsedixit Feb 16, 2010 08:13 PM

          Okay - it's a year and a half later. DID YOU DO IT?

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            ipsedixit RE: Will Owen Feb 16, 2010 08:22 PM

            I wish I could say that I did. But one thing led to another and I never got the chance ...

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              orythedog RE: ipsedixit Feb 17, 2010 10:42 AM

              Lucky Boy on Arroyo?????

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          wesleywong RE: ipsedixit Sep 3, 2009 11:35 AM

          Wow. that sounds like a great combination. I'm going to have to give this one a try.

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