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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.