Saturday, December 04, 2021
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Freddy’s: More than just custard

Freddys 01 webOne of my favorite moments when I go to Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is when I take my first bite of the burger patty that is by itself, a patty larger than the bun it hides inside and a piece that sticks out.

It's not touched at this point by any of the condiments and it is a savory taste of a well-seasoned patty. It's not just salted down, but sprinkled with their own concoction, Freddy's Famous Steakburger & Fry Seasoning. It's a mixture of salt, garlic, paprika and other spices that brings out the patty's flavor like no other patty I've tasted other than what my mom would make when I was growing up.

Of course, the rest of the double cheese steakburger (with grilled onions of course - everything needs grilled onions) is just as delectable. While many may know Freddy's from its amazingly refreshing and creamy custards, their burgers are a gem to partake as well. The patties are thin, large, and cooked to perfection.

On this occasion I visited the McAllen location, near the McAllen Convention Center. I wasn't really in the mood for fries, but I really enjoy their beefy and not watered-down chili, so I ordered cheese curds – with chili and cheese on top. This was a meal unto itself, and I was so in tune with my burger and curds that I completely forgot to ask for some jalapenos. It really didn’t need any though because the rush of flavors was immense... and I didn't want to completely lose the taste from that first bite.Freddys 04 web

Of course, nothing cleans and refreshes the palate better than some frozen custard, so I imbibed on the Hawaiian Delight sundae. You can also get this in a “concrete,” which is usually my choice but for this day, I felt like a sundae.

It was the perfect ending to a perfect beginning.

The vanilla custard was topped with pineapple, strawberry, coconut, macadamia nuts, whipped cream and a cherry. Its mixture of creaminess and crunchiness was more than I could handle, a volcano of explosive flavors. Yeah, now I know why Freddy's is so famous for its custard.

Still, that first bite sent me back to my youth and set the standard for a meal that was perfect from beginning to end, all the way to the beautiful nap that followed.