beef

The Copper Cow

Becky Church | March 1, 2019

Burgers on a Monday? You betcha!

When we saw that the Copper Cow in Minnetonka was serving deep-fried burgers, it was like a state fair summer dream!

So, you guessed it, we went!

Here's what we tried:

Critic Karin

deep-fried burger

Order: Deep Fried Burger: local beef patty, brie, arugula, icebox pickles, house-made milk & honey bun completely battered & fried. Served with CHIPS & DIP: fresh-made potato chips, caramelized onion dip.

Why did you order what you did? 

This burger has been getting some social media buzz and I had to try it. It was like experiencing the MN State Fair in the dead of winter.

On a 5-star rating system, please rate the items:

Presentation – 5 stars! The burger was massive and really made a statement. Plus, the food was plated really well. 

Taste – 4.5 stars. Oddly enough, I loved the deep fried element of this. The batter was light and crispy, the brie cheese and beef were the best parts. If I could change anything, it may have been the bun. It was a lot of breading once deep fried, but I guess something has to hold it all together. 

Texture – 5 stars. As mentioned earlier the light and crispy deep fried shell was awesome and the soft beef, oozy cheese in the middle was a wonderful compliment. But a fun aspect was the homemade potato chips. So fresh and crispy, served with a caramelized onion dip that was really an unexpected touch.

Any additional comments or takeaways about the food or atmosphere? The restaurant is in a great location for west metro folks, yet I was surprised how small and quaint it was. This was unexpected, but I really liked it. The decoration and seating featured a masculine, yet urban vibe and obviously our Beef Council staff loved the hide and leather combination seating with cow imagery on the walls. I would definitely come back again!

Critic ROYALEE

donut burger

Order: Donut Burger: local beef patty, bacon, cheddar, fried egg, maple syrup aioli, house-made sour cream donut bun

Why did you order what you did? I thought it sounded really interesting and a great mix of flavor profiles.

On a 5-star rating system, please rate the items:

Presentation – 5 stars

Taste – 5 stars 

Texture – 5 stars

Any additional comments or takeaways about the food or atmosphere? - 

Critic KATIE

katies

Order: Sweet Milkmaid Burger

Why did you order what you did? I thought this burger sounded interesting with a combination of unique flavors. A kind of burger I would never make at home.

On a 5-star rating system, please rate the items:

Presentation – 4 stars

Taste – 4 stars

Texture – 4 stars

Any additional comments or takeaways about the food or atmosphere? I really enjoyed this burger and the homemade chips and dip were a delightful surprise. I am not a French fry person, so was very excited to try the chips and dip. The burger was very flavorful, with a bit of sweetness.

Critic Becky

salad

Order: Whole Grain Salad with NY Strip Steak

Why did you order what you did? I was going for something a little lighter, and wanted to try some of their steak to see how they prepared it!

On a 5-star rating system, please rate the items:

Presentation – 5 stars

Taste – 4 stars

Texture – 4 stars

Any additional comments or takeaways about the food or atmosphere? The presentation was very pretty with the fresh shaven parmesan, and the steak tasted good. I liked the lemon vinaigrette, which was a light and sweet surprise. I absolutely loved the leather and cowhide seats, and openness of the small and cozy restaurant.

It was a fun outing for us all, as proven by our vlog!