Wednesday, May 21, 2008

National Burger Month Day 20: Hamburgegger

Many years ago, I used to hang out at my friend Jordi's house in New Brunswick, NJ. In the summers, I would ride my bike over there, we'd watch a bunch of indie movies, and then Jordi would pull out the ShopRite frozen hamburger patties and fix us all some hamburgeggers. I don't remember if they had french fries... those belonged in the Fat Cat sandwiches they sell at the Rutgers University grease trucks, which consisted of two cheeseburgers, lettuce, tomatoes and fries in a roll. But those two things-- the hamburgegger and those fat sandwiches (I personally didn't order the Fat Cat often. My choice was the Fat Elvis, which was gyro, french fries, mozzarella sticks, lettuce, tomatoes, white sauce and hot sauce in a roll)--will forever be imprinted in my head.

So earlier today, my sister reminded me that it's not only National Burger Month, it's also National Egg Month. To celebrate, we synthesized both events. And I pay tribute to the hamburgegger and those fat sandwiches.


Lisa said...

Wow, I am live in Jersey and remember those fat cats. When nothing else is open, there was always the Grease trucks! Another great looking burger of yours!

Elle said...

Hellooooo you gorgeous burger! Can I take you home?

I can't even begin to say how utterly amazing that looks. Especially since it's 3:25 pm and I've skipped lunch. Maybe I can dip into the supplies for the bbq this weekend...