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The Luther Burger


http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Mar/02/PA1207_The-ladys-brunch-hurger_e.jpgI just watched Paula Deen cook up a southern brunch. On the menu? Chocolate chip pancakes with cinnamon cream, garlic cheese grits and bacon cheeseburgers served on Krispy Kreme Glazed doughnuts.What?!That's right. A bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme doughnut instead of a bun. Intrigued by this, I went straight to the computer and Googled this concoction. Turns out, the official name is the Luther Burger, named after R&B legend Luther Vandross. From Wikipedia: "According to urban legend, the Luther Burger was invented at Mulligan's bar in the Oakhurst, neighborhood of Decatur, Georgia, one day when the cook ran out of hamburger buns and decided to use two donuts instead. Its creator named the sandwich after R&B legend Luther Vandross, who reportedly enjoyed the sandwich; some rumors claim that Vandross himself invented his namesake burger."Has anyone tried this? I can't imagine the amount of calories and fat and goodness a bite of this burger contains. I challenge anyone to try this at home and post the results here (photos included). Here's Paula's recipe if you're interested:1 1/2 pounds ground beef 3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves 2 tablespoons grated onion House Seasoning2 tablespoons butter 3 eggs 6 slices bacon, cooked 3 hamburger buns 3 English muffins 6 glazed donutsMix the ground beef, chopped parsley and grated onion together in a large mixing bowl. Season liberally, with House Seasoning. Form 3 hamburger patties. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the burgers and cook until desired temperature, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Fry bacon in a hot pan until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Set aside. While burgers are cooking, heat a non-stick pan, over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter. Crack 3 eggs into the pan. Cook until the yolks are just set and still slightly runny and remove. Place burger patties on English muffins or buns, and if desired, on glazed donuts, as the buns. Top each burger with 2 pieces of bacon and a fried egg.


George_Braziller 10 years, 3 months ago

Ick. Just reading what was all on it made my guts cramp and my heart go into cardiac arrest.

Ronda Miller 10 years, 3 months ago

I haven't tried it, but I would consider eating it if someone else makes it - okay, maybe just one bite! I am trying out the carribean chicken recipe that was in today's paper.

I absolutely love Crispy Cremes though so I bet this recipe is to "die" for!!! Kinda like deep fried twinkies or deep fried candy bars. Enough is enough, even for me.

labmonkey 10 years, 3 months ago

Watch "The Boondocks" cartoon called "The Itis." I did not realize that the Luther was an actual creation...I thought The Boondocks made it up.

Marcy McGuffie 10 years, 3 months ago

Wow! And I thought Yacht Club's Goober Burger (burger with cheese, bacon, and peanut butter) was bad for one's waistline. As repulsive as peanut butter on a burger sounds, I just had to try it once. I've been back for more. It's disgustingly tasty.

But, I think the Luther burger takes it a bit too far even for me...as much as I like a good burger and DANG Krispy Kreme is yummy. shakes head Do people really eat that??? That's a heart attack waiting to happen...

Alia Ahmed 10 years, 3 months ago

I believe Luther Vandross died of complications from a stroke so it is interesting that this artery-blocker burger would be named after him. He had such a smooth and soothing voice, boy, I wish he were still here to serenade us. I'm sure he died with a lot of music left in him. But, I digress. It sounds like an interesting sandwich to try along with the Yahct Club's Goober Burger. Speaking of hamburgers and fried twinkies, the Meat Market on New Hampshire was an interesting place to take friends. I wish it were still around.

Sigmund 10 years, 3 months ago

Grilled Peanut Butter (creamy or chunky Peter Pan) on white with Miracle Whip. Be sure to butter the bread before placin... Ohhhhh Doooooh-nuts!

Sigmund 10 years, 3 months ago

Sven, did anyone ever tell you more isn't necessarily not better, there isn't a prize for number of post, or is it simply a bad case of ADD (there are drugs that can help with that). If you try real hard, I think you could learn to post more than one thought in a single post.

Sigmund 10 years, 3 months ago

See what I mean. And here is a totally irrelevant video on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kly-fVUi1I

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