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I never intended to go to Las Vegas, it's just someplace I
don't have a particular yen to see. So, imagine my surprise
when I found that the opportunity was presented to me that ...
they have In n Out Burgers there!!! Well, now we're talkin!

Stuff to do the first couple of days, of course, driving around
here and there, all the time I'm saying, I'm not leaving Las Vegas
until I get myself around an In n Out burger.

Became a little refrain, let's go here, then me, and we'll have
In n Out burgers. Annoying. On the way to the Hoover Dam,
hey, we'll stop for lunch on the way, In n Out ... you get the idea.
Well, we wound up stopping at a Burger King where they seemed
determined to prove that it's not fast food. What a chore.

Finally, after a long drive through the desert, I was not to be
denied, whipped out the phone book and found one. Wasn't
easy, but we got there.

What a menu!! Loved it. You want a hot dog? Forget it.
Chicken nuggets? NO. Menu: Double Double cheeseburger,
hamburger or cheeseburger. Fries. Soda. Shakes. That's it.

Me: Double Double and a chocolate shake. I was a happy
girl. I make them at home but I wasn't going to be happy until
I had a real one. Freshly made fries cut right there in the store,
actual lettuce, not shreds.

Yup, in the land of Emeril and Wolfgang, et al, I was thrilled with my
fast food burger.

nancy



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Nancy Young wrote:
Me: Double Double and a chocolate shake. I was a happy
girl. I make them at home but I wasn't going to be happy until
I had a real one. Freshly made fries cut right there in the store,
actual lettuce, not shreds.


They have a secret menu

I always ordered either a triple triple animal style, or a quad quad
animal style.
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"Michael Archon Sequoia Nielsen" wrote

http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp


That's hilarious. Thanks.

nancy


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"Michael Archon Sequoia Nielsen" wrote

http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp


Imagine? I didn't get the whole thing for some reason,
but I got enough. That's a helluva burger. Me? I have
no business polishing off even a double double, but I
did. And maybe I'll make them tomorrow night for dinner.
Perhaps. Tonight it's grilled london broil with baked potatoes
and a tossed salad.


Top Secret Recipes
version of In-N-Out Double-Double
by Todd Wilbur

This is a recipe for making what I believe is the best hamburger in
the world. The secret to duplicating this and other fast-food burgers is
getting the beef patties real thin...about 1/4 inch-thick. If you like,
you can press the beef thin onto wax paper and freeze the patties ahead
of time. This makes them easier to work with on the hot pan.


1 plain hamburger bun
1/3 pound ground beef
Dash salt
1 tablespoon Kraft Thousand Island dressing
1 large tomato slice (or 2 small slices)
1 large lettuce leaf
4 slices American cheese (Singles)
-or- 2 slices real American cheese
1 whole onion slice (sliced thin)


1. Preheat a frying pan over medium heat.
2. Lightly toast the both halves of the hamburger bun, face down in the
pan. Set aside.
3. Separate the beef into two even portions, and form each half into a
thin patty slightly larger than the bun.
4. Lightly salt each patty and cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side.
5. Flip the patties over and immediately place two slices of cheese on
each one. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
6. Assemble the burger in the following stacking order from the bottom
up:
bottom bun
dressing
tomato
lettuce
beef patty with cheese
onion slice
beef patty with cheese
top bun.





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"Nancy Young" wrote in news:e2qir4$g29$1
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I never intended to go to Las Vegas, it's just someplace I
don't have a particular yen to see. So, imagine my surprise
when I found that the opportunity was presented to me that ...
they have In n Out Burgers there!!! Well, now we're talkin!

Stuff to do the first couple of days, of course, driving around
here and there, all the time I'm saying, I'm not leaving Las Vegas
until I get myself around an In n Out burger.

Became a little refrain, let's go here, then me, and we'll have
In n Out burgers. Annoying. On the way to the Hoover Dam,
hey, we'll stop for lunch on the way, In n Out ... you get the idea.
Well, we wound up stopping at a Burger King where they seemed
determined to prove that it's not fast food. What a chore.

Finally, after a long drive through the desert, I was not to be
denied, whipped out the phone book and found one. Wasn't
easy, but we got there.

What a menu!! Loved it. You want a hot dog? Forget it.
Chicken nuggets? NO. Menu: Double Double cheeseburger,
hamburger or cheeseburger. Fries. Soda. Shakes. That's it.

Me: Double Double and a chocolate shake. I was a happy
girl. I make them at home but I wasn't going to be happy until
I had a real one. Freshly made fries cut right there in the store,
actual lettuce, not shreds.

Yup, in the land of Emeril and Wolfgang, et al, I was thrilled with my
fast food burger.

nancy



That's so funny! Almost like Mission Impossible. Glad you enjoyed yours.
They are great. Also they are clean and they don't hide the kitchen from
the public. It's tough to duplicate their success.

Still, with all the buffets in Lost Wages, your determination is
commendable. My compliments!

Andy





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Nancy Young wrote:
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Me: Double Double and a chocolate shake. I was a happy
girl. I make them at home but I wasn't going to be happy until
I had a real one. Freshly made fries cut right there in the store,
actual lettuce, not shreds.

Yup, in the land of Emeril and Wolfgang, et al, I was thrilled with my
fast food burger.

Glad you finally got to experience In 'n Out. Our favorite for
decades. I always get the double-double with grilled onions. Since
they make each burger fresh when you order it there's time to grill the
onion. When we drive to Vegas, rather than flying, the routine is to
stop at In 'n Out on our way out of town. Freeway convenient. So far,
at least, we've always had enough cash left to pay for our oders.....
-aem

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Michael Archon Sequoia Nielsen wrote:

http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp



Okay, I'll bite (pun intended) - what the hell is
"hand-leafed" lettuce. You gotta be kidding me.
And American cheese? Sheesh! No matter how great
their burgers are they've got to be brought down
quite a few pegs by the American cheese. Sheesh!

And what is a "mustard cooked" burger? Mustard mixed
into the ground meat?

I've always heard In 'n Out Burgers were supposed to
be great. But in all the 13.5 years I lived in the L. A.
area I never managed to get to one. I guess now I
don't feel all that bad about it.

And speaking of burgers, after all that burger talk a
couple of weeks ago I was jonesing for burgers my-style.
So I got some ground meat and some good buns, iceberg
lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheddar, and MW. Boy were
they yummy. Had them for dinners on the weekends for
several weeks.

Kate

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Steve Wertz wrote in
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Chronic gamblers set aside just enough gas money to get home, and
bury it in the desert on the way into town. You could do the same
with your I&O money - bury it just down the road from the I&O.

-sw



Steve,

Chronic gamblers don't drive to Vegas. They go to Los Angeles' Indian
casinos minutes from home in almost any direction. And probably walking
distance to In 'n' Outs.

I knew a chronic gambler. He was a talented guy when it came to anything
BUT gambling.

Andy

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Kate Connally wrote in :

Sheesh! No matter how great
their burgers are they've got to be brought down
quite a few pegs by the American cheese. Sheesh!



Kate,

Not only is it American cheese... it's orange! When I lived in CA there was
no such thing as white American cheese. When I got to PA and ordered a
sandwich with American cheese, I thought somebody put the wrong cheese on
it, until I was informed that "white American cheese" was a redundancy of
terms. Shook my world!

Andy


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Steve Wertz wrote:
On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 14:37:39 -0500, Andy wrote:

Steve Wertz wrote in
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Chronic gamblers set aside just enough gas money to get home, and
bury it in the desert on the way into town. You could do the same
with your I&O money - bury it just down the road from the I&O.


Steve,

Chronic gamblers don't drive to Vegas. They go to Los Angeles' Indian
casinos minutes from home in almost any direction. And probably walking
distance to In 'n' Outs.


The comps are better in Nevada :-) AT least when they're out of
money, they can still eat.

The Indian casinos still don't have craps tables or blackjack with
decent rules. You have to be not only a chronic gambler but a dumb one
to go to those places. -aem

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Steve Wertz wrote:
On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 14:37:39 -0500, Andy wrote:

Steve Wertz wrote in
:

Chronic gamblers set aside just enough gas money to get home, and
bury it in the desert on the way into town. You could do the same
with your I&O money - bury it just down the road from the I&O.

Steve,

Chronic gamblers don't drive to Vegas. They go to Los Angeles'
Indian casinos minutes from home in almost any direction. And
probably walking distance to In 'n' Outs.


The comps are better in Nevada :-) AT least when they're out of
money, they can still eat.

The Indian casinos still don't have craps tables or blackjack with
decent rules. You have to be not only a chronic gambler but a dumb
one to go to those places. -aem



aem,

Agreed. My gambler ex-friend would pawn anything to me, for next to
nothing but I always declined. I don't miss him.

I've never set foot in one but I heard they can't use dice for craps but
the work-around is to use two shuffled sets of 1-6 cards the user picks
from.

I've also heard of a winner "tax" fee at the tables.

Thinking back to that computer in the movie "War Games" "The only way to
win is not to play."

Andy
Sorry, it's so OT!
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Kate Connally wrote:

And speaking of burgers, after all that burger talk a
couple of weeks ago I was jonesing for burgers my-style.
So I got some ground meat and some good buns, iceberg
lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheddar, and MW. Boy were
they yummy. Had them for dinners on the weekends for
several weeks.


Okay, you take umbrage with American cheese (which if it is the
actual cheese and not processed cheese food can be good), but use
Miracle Whip?

Regards,
Ranee

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Kate Connally wrote:

Okay, I'll bite (pun intended) - what the hell is
"hand-leafed" lettuce. You gotta be kidding me.


No kidding. In 'n Out uses leaves of real lettuce. The bad joke is
that all the other fast food burger places use packaged shredded
lettuce. -aem

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On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 17:34:20 +0200, Michael Archon Sequoia Nielsen
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Nancy Young wrote:
Me: Double Double and a chocolate shake. I was a happy
girl. I make them at home but I wasn't going to be happy until
I had a real one. Freshly made fries cut right there in the store,
actual lettuce, not shreds.


They have a secret menu

I always ordered either a triple triple animal style, or a quad quad
animal style.



My teenaged son once ordered the 4x4. Made me ill to watch him eat
that thing LOL!




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