Saturday, February 23, 2008
Paula Dean's Heart Attack Burger
I'm not the biggest fan of Paula Dean's recipes, but her Southern hospitality and twang and bubbly personalty makes her shows fun to watch. It seems like all her recipes start with a pound of butter and are finished with a jar of real mayonnaise. But this morning Paula had a show about brunch and I saw the most disturbing single dish on Paula's show, or anywhere for that matter.
It started innocently enough: a 1/2 pound juicy hamburger made with ground beef and lots of parsley. To make it brunch-like she added a fried egg- a little ridiculous, but not off the charts... yet. Then came three strips of fatty bacon. Wow, this was one hell of a burger. She had a big basket of English Muffins, and naturally I thought she would use this for the bread of this monster burger. But, next to the basket of muffins, there sat 1/2 dozen large glazed donuts. I thought there was no way... but, she took one of the donuts, put in on her plate, and placed the burger, egg, and bacon on top of it. Unbelievably, she then took another large donut to complete the sandwich. Her and her friend each had a bite before it went to commercial. I had seen enough. At one point in my life, I think I might have to try this thing, but maybe not until I have a chronic illness or something.
She called this thing "The Lady's Brunch Burger"--- yikes.
Some quick calculations from FitDay.com: 1269 Calories, 90g Fat