The New York State Fair in Syracuse doesn’t open until August 25th, but it’s already making news with word that its signature treat will be a 1,500 calorie doughnut bacon burger served by the folks at the Big Kahuna concession stand.
Not the first of its kind - similar creations have been seen before at the Florida State Fair, on TailgateJoe.com and even Paula Deen’s cooking show – it is nevertheless a gluttonous delight worthy of dissection, so here are a few tips on how to make your own.
4 Glazed Doughnuts
1 lb Ground Beef (not the lean kind!)
8 Slices of American Cheese
8 Strips of Bacon
You can cook the doughnuts from scratch, but why go to the trouble? Any from your local bakery should be fine, but you can’t go wrong with Krispy Kremes. We suggest using the Glazed Sour Cream variety for a nice 310 calorie kick. Slice in two and fry the inside until browned.
Separate the beef into four patties. Resist your summertime instinct to put them on a BBQ grill and fry them to your liking in butter instead. This is not the time to be worrying about your waist line.
Don’t even think about not frying the bacon in butter too.
Place one slice of cheese on the bottom of the bun, followed by the patty and another slice of cheese on top to enhance overall gooeyness. Add two slices of bacon, in a crisscross fashion, of course, then consider for a moment if you really want lettuce and tomato -- we’ll leave that up to you.
(Don’t do it!)
And that’s it, you now hold in your hands the ultimate brunch or -- for you late nighters -- dinsert.
Depending on the time of day, you can either wash it down with a steaming cup of coffee or a crisp, hoppy beer to cut through the sweetness.
Either way, have a good night’s sleep.