September 30, 2012

Making Sandwiches with Doughnuts, Not Bread?



You gotta be crazy!

 It’s afternoon. The children are famished. ‘Burgers are on the menu—the patties are prepared and cooking. The tomatoes, shredded lettuce, mayonnaise are laid out on the table. Suddenly you realize you neglected to get the ‘burger buns from the refrigerator.

You open the refrigerator door and look in. Nowhere are there any buns. What to do? ‘Burgers require bread.

On the counter there are six glazed doughnuts in a white bakery box with red lettering. Your husband bought a dozen of them this morning.

I recall recently reading the online magazine New England Travel from Kim Knox Beckius. In this particular issue she reported about the Craz-E Burger1, a hamburger sandwich made with glazed doughnuts instead of ‘burger buns.

Yes, I considered it crazy, but desperate times call for desperate measures, as the cliché goes. I wondered if it wasn’t a similar situation that the influenced the creator of the Craz-E Burger to consider substituting glazed doughnuts for bread when making creating the his ‘burger. Kim Knox Beckius wrote the following:

The Craz-E Burger was the gooiest, craziest, most decadent dish at the 2009 Big E…Want to know the truth? It’s pretty tasty.

To try this bacon cheeseburger on a glazed donut bun for yourself, head to the Big E, which runs September 14 through 30, 2012, in West Springfield, Massachusetts.1

The post had jiggled my imagination. Were there other sandwiches out there that substituted glazed—or any other kind of doughnut or breakfast treat—for bread?

Yup—I found more. First there was the Doughnut (more…)

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