Over New Year’s we had occasion to revisit Toni’s 24-Hour Restaurant. This is a terrific establishment, especially at 2am when I will never see it, but we experienced the same flaw as on our first visit-stale frying oil. This time it was the chicken-fried steak , which otherwise would have been wonderful, which had been fried in oil that should have been changed. I brought it home for LouLou but it was really a shame. On the other hand, the onion rings were great. Go figure. The burgers continue to be superb. My companion ordered a triple and almost finished it.
My chicken-fried steak came with a choice of breads including a home-made biscuit, which was delicious and served with a huge gob of soft butter.
I guess in order to avoid the tragedy and heartbreak of stale oil, you could just order carefully, staying away from anything fried. “I’ll have a blue cheese burger and a biscuit”. Nah, doesn’t work. I’ll keep playing the cooking oil roulette at Toni’s because when they do get it right, it’s glorious.