Croissant Meets Cheeseburger: Is the Croger Summer's Hot New Food Trend?


The unexpected summer food trend for 2013 is the Croger. One part croissant and one part cheeseburger, the Croger highlights the foodie accessory of the season, the grill.

The Cronut turned New Yorkers on their heads this spring. Personal assistants for anyone who is anyone lined the streets for this pastry hybrid created by Chef Dominique Ansel. A seemingly simple confection that combines the airy layers of the croissant with the unbridled sweetness of the doughnut, the Cronut brought the deep-fryer back into fashion again.

In reaction to the Cronut's popularity, the so-called Post-Cronut era has emerged, reclaiming the buttery croissant and not only restoring its original glory, but transforming the once humble breakfast bread into a vehicle for Americana. Enter the Croger, the Cronut's cheesier, meatier cousin. Check out the recipe below so you can make your own super trendy Croger this summer.

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Ground meat of your choice (beef or turkey work best)
Sliced Red Onion
Sliced Tomatoes
Cheese (American or Cheddar, or whatever you prefer)
Sliced Avocado
Any condiments you enjoy on a regular burger

1. Season your meat however you would for a normal burger. Form your patties and refrigerate while you prep the rest of the toppings.

2. Slice the croissants lengthwise and set aside

3. Slice the red onion, tomato, and avocado. Wash the lettuce and cook up the bacon.

4. Pop your patties on one part of the grill and toast the croissants on the other. Put a slice of cheese on your burger as it cooks.

5. When the burger and croissant are done, remove from the grill and build your burger on the croissant with all the toppings you prepped earlier.

6. Eat and enjoy your Croger!

- By Sara O'Donnell

For a melt-in-your-mouth cronut recipe, visit Babble!

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