the morning gutbomb AKA the breakfast luther

On March 13th after a Sunday morning stroll around Lady Bird Lake, M&I decided to make a quick stop to the donut shop. An idea popped into our heads to take our glazed donuts and fill them up with everyday breakfast items to create the Breakfast Luther. Scrambled eggs, thick-cut bacon, and mozzarella cheese stack on top of each other between a sliced donut. The contrast of salty and sweet found in traditional Luther burgers is remixed in this breakfast reincarnation.

the homemade luther burgers

Homemade Luther Burgers

Recipe makes 4 servings.

  • 1½ pounds of Ground Chuck
  • 4 slices of Bacon
  • 4 slices of Medium Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Glazed Donuts
  • Kosher salt, fresh ground Black Pepper, HBDlux

Friday’s Oven Method
(more convenient than grilling)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Form ground chuck into 4 patties. Season to taste.
  3. Place patties on a grill with baking sheet underneath. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until Medium Well Done to Well Done.
  4. Slice bacon in half. Set the slices evenly apart on a microwave-safe plate on a couple paper towels. Cover them with another paper towel. Microwave bacon on High for about 4½ minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
  5. Slice the donuts and toast them during last 10 minutes of cooking the patties.
  6. Melt cheddar on burgers in oven. Keep an eye on the cheese and remove from them from the oven before the cheese oozes onto the baking sheet.
  7. The sugary side goes toward the patty. The inside of the donut should be on the outside.
  8. Serve with a side of potato chips or French fries. Enjoy the itis afterward.

the luther in austin

We affectionately refer to this magnificent combination of meat, cheese, and donut as a “Luther” after the hilarious episode of The Boondocks where the community becomes hooked on burgers made with a sliced donut used as a bun.

The Morning X recently had the owners of The Trailer at Gibson on as guests to showcase their Trailer Burger, which they claimed was inspired from an episode of Man v. Food.

They’re currently holding the Texas Size Trailer Burger Challenge: “The Texas Size Trailer Burger is 6 1/4-pound Burgers seared to perfection, topped with 12 slices of American/ Swiss Cheese & 6 slices of Crispy Bacon. Sandwiched between a toasted World Famous Texas Size round Rock Donut.” Jeez! That’s one hell of a gut bomb.

I have yet to try the Trailer burger, but I’m sure I’ll be impressed once I do. Just by gazing into the photo’s allure, my mouth waters for this omnipotent fusion of sweet and savory juxtaposed with the right kind of crunch and necessary grease. I’ll write a real review after one of these forces to be reckoned with if I’m not overwhelmed with the itis. Peace out.

the obligatory life update + the eyefingers making machine gun sounds

I know it’s been over a month since you’ve read something like this on here, but the connection to the interweb has been intermittent at best from where I usually do a majority of my posting for the past couple weeks. The second cable technician came by yesterday and actually fixed it for the most part. We’ll see, but I have a good feeling that the repair is right this time. He fixed some connections outside this fortress that I knew was the issue this whole time.

My miserable experience of having a faulty connection can be summed up with a partial glimpse of the error log that would update ever so often while the connection was offline:

Time     Level     Description
Thu Sep 03 21:09:44 2009       Critical (3)      Received Response to Broadcast Maintenance Request, But no Un…
Thu Sep 03 21:09:12 2009       Critical (3)      Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging – No Response received – …
Thu Sep 03 21:08:07 2009       Critical (3)      No Ranging Response received – T3 time-out

The interesting part about obtaining those critical errors is that the log can’t be accessed when the modem is operating correctly. Thank goodness for being able to copy, paste, and save.

Along with the connection being subpar for over two weeks, I’ve been relatively lazy about updating here. I think Austin had something like 68 straight days of 100+ degree heat which keeps my brain from working. It’s slowly cooling down but definitely not fast enough. I’m ready to be prolific when the weather’s decent, but we’ll have to see how the participation from the rest of the team members suffices.

If you’re still reading this, then I’ll do my best to sum up the highlights of the end of July and the month of August:

At the end of July, Mare & I attended my long-time friend Joe’s wedding in Corpus Christi. The wedding and reception were nice. The wedding was on Saturday, and Sunday was our day to enjoy what the town could give us in a day.

On Sunday, Mare & I started the morning with two barbacoa tacos each from the best taqueria in south Texas, Taqueria Almeida #1 in Flour Bluff. They were bigger than I remembered but maybe that’s due to the smaller ones than the other taquerias here in Austin serve. We then went to the Mustang Island State Park to enjoy the sun, sand, and beach. We ate at Snoopy’s Pier after the beach. We shared the broiled and deep fried Mahi Mahi plates.

On the Saturday of the next weekend, sausage was barbecued at the Plain Rock. The BBQs at Plain Rock usually turn out well. The next week’s grill was a memorable one.

We decided to grill some burgers for dinner on the 21st and upped the ante by making Luthers. GMN picked up a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and I got the rest of the burger-making supplies. Approximately a half-pound of ground beef topped with a slice of medium cheddar, a couple tomato slices, some sweet onion slices, and shredded lettuce between a sliced and toasted Krispy Kreme made up each Luther.

I’m sure all of our hearts skipped some beats and went into bradycardia after we finished eating them. Imagine having one of these symbiotically sharing your bloodstream:

After checking out a few pictures online of what other peoples’ interpretation of the Luther is, we learned that it’s best to turn the donuts upside-down so the consumer grips the area without the delicious icing serving two purposes: less sticky fingers from the sugar and more icing to line the stomach in order to induce a better bout of postprandial somnolence better known as “itis.”

Other than my monotonous weekdays due to the dedication to my day job, nothing much has been going on apart from dealing with the annoyingly annoying central Texan heat. Work is going well. I’m slowly catching up with my comic pile. I finally finished reading Kingdom Come which was excellent. DaShita is almost ready to launch. The Monkey finally got its graphic added. The update on this site’s appearance is about 80% complete and I hope to have it installed this upcoming week.

All in all, this summer has come and gone. This year has been perpetual, but that’s OK with me.

I hope with the connection running solid again that I’ll update this more often with what’s going on in my world as if you really cared. Thanks for tuning in. Time to finish reading some new Deadpool. Peace out.