Prepare your taste buds for . . . the Hamdog.
I saw the reference in a Basic Instructions comic on Monday, and while the definition there (a hamburger shaped like a hotdog) was funny, I did some Googling and found that it's really "a hot dog with a burger patty wrapped around it, deep fried, and then served in a hoagie roll along with bacon, cheese, chili, onions, and topped off with a fried egg." Yummo!
- BuzzFeed: The Hamdog
- I've Eaten a Hamdog
- How to Make a Hamdog: Step by Step with Photos
- Half Burger/Half Hotdog: The Hamdog!!!
- Luther Burger and Hamdog Photos
I'm intrigued by this "Luther Burger" concoction as well. Supposedly invented by Luther Vandross, it uses Krispy Kreme doughnuts instead of a bun.
It turns out that I could have had a Hamdog or Luther Burger a few years ago when I went to visit my sister, because Mulligan's in Decatur is really not all that far from where she was living near Atlanta. Sigh. I always find out about the cool stuff once it's too late. Or once it's been condemned by the CDC: Health officials wage tough fight in America's 'Stroke Belt'.
Now playing on iTunes: Delbert McClinton - It Ain't What You Eat but How You Chew It