I’m sure this amazing burger has been made elsewhere, but I’m officially dubbing it “The A.C. Burger” and despite what you may think, the A.C. actually stands for Artery Clogger. I’ve had burgers with all kinds of toppings, but usually the normal toppings like lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon, ketchup, mustard, onions… that kind of stuff, but it wasn’t until recently that I started experimenting with what went on one of my favorite foods. After watching Man v. Food and some of the other food shows on TV I decided to give the fried egg a go on a burger and it was delicious, but it left me wanting more and thus The A.C. Burger was born.
The A.C. Burger is a combination of my favorite foods all mixed into one, a burger, bacon, fried eggs and mozzarella cheese sticks. The worst part about loving cheese though, is the fact that I’m lactose intolerant so I had to be careful. But last night I wasn’t leaving the house so I figured it was as good a night as any to give this a shot.
I started with a frozen burger only because it was all I had in the fridge/freezer and while making a burger out of ground beef would have tasted much better (Bubba burgers are kinda bland sometimes) I was going for fat content here. I mean it wouldn’t be an artery clogging burger if you didn’t use one of the fattiest frozen burgers you can buy right? The other ingredients are pretty self explainatory, there’s 3 mozzarella sticks, 1 egg and a package of bacon (of which I used 2 slices).
The timing of all this was crucial as I didn’t want one thing to get cold while I was waiting for the other stuff to finish cooking. So I preheated the oven for the cheese sticks (I could have used the microwave, but they taste so much better out of the oven). They required about 10 minutes to cook so I started cooking the bacon first since that would have to cool just a bit after it was done cooking. Once the bacon was done I put the frozen burger on the grill and put the cheese sticks in the oven all while keeping the bacon grease nice and warm in the pan in anticipation of the fried egg.
Once the burger was almost done I dropped the egg in the frying pan and fried it up in the bacon grease. The egg only takes a minute or so to cook, so once it was done the burger and cheese sticks were also done. I took everything out and placed them neatly on a bun and The A.C. Burger was born and it was even more beautiful than I pictured in my head. I added some ketchup and mustard to the top and took my first bite, it was delicious. I can’t remember the last time I felt so full after eating a burger and the best part was my inability to digest lactose didn’t come into play all night, although I did get tired almost immediately and went to bed at like 9PM.
The only thing it probably could have used was some more cheese, maybe a slice of American or Cheddar, but I didn’t want to risk it. So what are some of your ridiculous food creations? We’d love some new ideas for crazy things to make…