Whether it’s Deep-Fried Twinkies…
Bacon Cheeseburgers with Krispy Kreme Donut Buns…
Or Turtle Burgers…
One of the things I miss most about The South is the penchant for extreme food.
This is not to say that all or even most people in The South partake in such culinary excesses. But there is a weird ‘Hey, y’all! Watch this!’ kind of dread fascination with extreme food – a sort of ‘Yew cain’t make this shit up!’ world view that lets you watch it out of a bizarre curiosity.
How about this… a quadruple-cutlet hash brown sandwich with bacon and cheese: 1 veal, 1 pork and 2 chicken schnitzels (fried breaded cutlets), layered with 4 hash browns, 10 rashers of bacon and mozzarella. I can almost feel my heart valves slamming shut now!
Or this… Chicken fried steak, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sandwiched between two bacon waffles. Affectionately known as The Double-Wide, the name (like the sandwich) operates on many levels. Is it merely descriptive of the sandwich? Or is it a reference to the famous double-wide trailers popular in The South?
Or is it taking a poke at the kind of person who might order something like this Fourth of July Fireworks Burger?
No matter how you slice it… it’s The South!
Special thanks to CaveManCircus.com for some of the food ideas and photos.