Luther Burger

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— Chef's Note —

"It’s exactly what you’d think a burger with a donut bun would taste like." - Dodge (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World)

In Supernatural, Dean offers a variation of this burger called to Sam, contending that only inferior versions use a single donut for the bun (as opposed to a donut on the bottom and a donut on the top). He calls his version The Elvis. This is presumably a reference to singer Elvis Presley, who was known for eating extreme foods (like deep-fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches) toward the end of his life.

However, the Luther Burger - a bacon cheeseburger served on a donut bun - is actually named after R&B singer Luther Vandross. It's unknown whether Vandross actually liked these things, but it was at least named to honor him.

— Featured In —

♦︎ Seeking a Friend for the End of the World ♦︎ Supernatural - Don't You Forget About Me ♦︎ The Boondocks - The Itis ♦︎

How to Make The Luther Burger

— Ingredients —

1/4 onion
5 slices bacon
1 donut
ground beef patty
1/3 lb. ground beef patty
1 slice of cheese

— Instructions —

  1. Slice onion and grill over medium heat.
  2. Fry the bacon in a skillet over medium and cook until crispy.
  3. Remove the bacon and place on paper towel. Reserve bacon grease.
  4. Slice donut in half, and toast in a small amount of bacon grease until golden brown. Remove from heat.
  5. Shape patty into a ball. Season the outside with salt and pepper.
  6. Fry the beef ball in the remaining bacon fat over medium high until crispy (about 4 minutes).
  7. Flip the ball, flatten with a spatula, and cook until done (5-10 minutes). Flip again to ensure doneness.
  8. Add the cheese and remove from heat. Cover until the cheese has melted (about two minutes).
  9. Add the bacon to the top of the cheeseburger patty, and place inside the toasted donut.

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