The Doughnut Burger at Korzo Haus – NYC
If a doughnut and a burger ever got it on, the offspring would probably resemble the Korzo Burger ($11), a beef patty topped with apple smoked organic bacon, allgäuer emmenthaler cheese, housemade mustard, and dill pickles wrapped in langoš dough and deep-fried. Cut in half and brought to the table along with a pile of golden, fried spaetzle, it’s a sight to behold, but next time I’ll probably skip the zeppola-like fried bread. (Not the spaetzle. I loved every little, crunchy bit.) After a few bites, the novelty wears off, and it’s more about the beautifully cooked patty (made from 100% grass-fed and finished black Angus beef from Grazin’ Angus Acres). If you find the burger a tad under-seasoned as I did, generously smear with aioli which comes on the side. Go ahead, a little more fat won’t hurt.
178 E 7th Street (b/n Ave A & B; map)
langos dough, what is that?! looks like a funky and delicious way to eat a burger, like a little burger pouch.
how does it stay so perfectly cooked? I totes want to have this next time 😀
@Audrey – Check out the Wiki link above. It’s Hungarian fried bread. It tastes like a chewier zeppola (singular of zeppole) without the powdered sugar.
@Nicholas – The chef at the restaurant is pretty on point. I asked for medium-rare and it was perfect. I think you would love it. It’s very doughnut-like without the sugar.
that photo is glorious, bordering on obscene. I approve of burger/doughnut inter-species breeding.
Donuts and burgers are my two favorite things, but this burger was unfortunately one of the worst meals ever. I’m afraid the burger (half) I had was a heavy, greasy bomb. I wanted to love it and am sad to report back!
damn so they made a burger, then put doughnut batter around it and deep fried it? genius.
@Tracy – It’s not for everyone! I liked it, but as I wrote, next time I’ll probably have a regular burger.
@Danny – Not doughnut batter, but wrapped in Hungarian bread dough and fried. It tastes like a chewier zeppola without the sugar.
You can take that off the bucket list!
@Chris – Thanks! Glad you appreciate obscene food porn.
@someguy – Very true.
Agreed! I really enjoyed the patty, though it still can’t stand up to Diner, whose burger does miracles for the words “grass-fed.”
Langos is the BEST, but you’re right — it isn’t on point as a burger bun. I’ve had Korzo’s regular langos, and it’s pretty good, but a little too refined to recall the stuff I gorged on in Budapest. I’ve been meaning to go back for another taste 🙂
@James – Refined isn’t bad. And I still need to check out Diner. Soon. Very soon.
btw, hope you gave Eater permission to use your Korzo Haus burger photo:
@Chris – Thanks for letting me know! It’s really annoying when people don’t properly credit. I really thought Eater was better than that.