Friday, July 28, 2006

Could An Unhealthier Sandwich Exist?

I think the answer is yes. You could serve this same monstrosity, but between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts (and wash it down with a large chocolate shake). But, that said, this is certainly one unhealthy looking m*therf*cker.

Thanks to Beth for the link to this piece of culinary art.

Here's the Wikipedia entry: "The Hamdog is a hot dog wrapped in a beef patty that is deep fried, covered with bacon, chili, cheese and onions, and served on a hoagie bun topped with a fried egg. Served by Mulligan's in Decatur, Georgia, which also serves the Luther Burger, it has garnered national attention as a result of the national obesity epidemic and the South's infamous distinction as the 'Stroke Belt,'. As Nicholas Lang, a professor of surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, told an Associated Press reporter, 'If you choke [a Hamdog] down, you might as well find a heart surgeon because you are going to need one.'"


Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Finally, a sandwich that would've made even Elvis hesitate.

I'd try it just once, if my heart wouldn't give out.

5:46 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Ooooh! Elvis! Good point. They could add peanut butter to the mix.


6:03 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

I lived for a while just a couple of miles from Mulligan's. Never tried it. Write Procrastinator, want me to bring one to you when I come to San Francisco?

6:16 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

My unsolicited advice: The "Hamdog" does NOT look an item that would travel well.

6:20 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

Haahnster, the Hamdog does NOT look like an item that would travel well through my digestive tract.

Reason #46 for you packing your girls and moving down south?

7:43 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

I think I'd have to be pretty damned drunk to attempt to eat one of those Hamdogs.

9:35 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger Dale said...

I didn't read the post or the comments. The sight of the hamdog is it? made me want to puke so I scrolled past. So now everytime I think of you Haahnster, I throw up a little in my mouth. Is that okay with you?

Now Wink Martindale, that's weird, I thought of him the other day!

10:17 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

That spit-up thing is a far more common reaction than you might think, with or without the Hamdog.

Hey, perhaps Wink is seeping into the collective consciousness of America. Go, Wink!

10:47 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger KLee said...

That looks positively revolting. I think I'll go chug some Pepto now.

11:18 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

"Procrastinator, want me to bring one to you when I come to San Francisco?"


I don't think all that grease would make the trip, and if it did? I'll have to bring "War & Peace" for my restroom readin'.

The solution is for me to go down there in the next two years, there's plenty o' eatin' I want to do down Georgia way. The Food Network has me sold.

4:11 AM, July 29, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

Alton Brown goes to my church, WP. I see him in the pews on occasion.

6:55 AM, July 29, 2006  
Blogger Old Lady said...

A sucessful historical food trip to metro Atlanta-Chicken at the KFC where the Big Chicken is; the Varsity, now add Ham Dogs, & dessert at Krispy Krem. Yum yum.

7:48 AM, July 29, 2006  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...



Don't forget the "uh-huh."


"Alton Brown goes to my church, WP. I see him in the pews on occasion."

Tell him to cut down on the contraptions and to loosen up.

As an example to the hamdog's reluctant portability: The Missus had a Monte Cristo from a Bennigan's in Santa Clara (just north of San Jose) at around 7:30 PM. I had a quarter of it for lunch at 1:30 AM, some six hours later.

It was refrigerated and tasted fine, but the grease had gone bad enough to make me feel like I had swallowed a few ounces of nitro. Plus, it didn't mix well with the burrito I had for the following dinner and I had to call in sick.

8:56 AM, July 29, 2006  

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