Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

The last time we went to brunch, we decided to go ultra casual and visit a little bar/restaurant downtown.   I will not mention the name here because the food was less than stellar the day we visited.  (The server did mention that they were busier than anticipated and had called another cook in.)

They had a special brunch menu that day and The Hubs ordered the Hangover Burger.   It sounded delicious with a sausage patty, a fried egg, cheese, and gravy layered between a biscuit.  Again, it was less than stellar.   He told me he thought I could do a much better job.

Challenged again….

So for a leisurely (read lazy) Sunday morning, I decided to whip this up.

After preparing it, I decided a more apt title would be “Heart Attack on a Plate.”

heart attack

Hangover Burger (aka Heart Attack on a Plate)

Four large biscuits (see recipe below)
1 lb. ground breakfast sausage shaped into four large patties and cooked
four eggs (prepared however you like)
gravy (see recipe below)
1/4 c. grated cheese (divided among servings)

To assemble your heart attack, split the warm biscuits.   Place each biscuit half on four serving plates.   Layer on each biscuit in the following order:   cooked sausage patty, egg, gravy, biscuit top, cheese.

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Smash the patties into hamburger sized portions.

These biscuits are super easy to make in the food processor.   If you don’t want to make your own, buy the giant tubed ones.

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Homemade Baking Soda Biscuits

2 c. all-purpose flour
2 1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/3 c. Crisco
3/4 c. milk
1 T. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Place flour, baking soda, salt and Crisco in the bowl of a food processor.   Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.   While the processor is running, slowly add the milk. Process until a soft dough forms into a ball.

Place dough on a floured work surface and roll out to 3/4 inch thick.   Using a large ring cutter (I used my giant 3 1/8″ ring), cut out four large biscuits (or 8 regular sized ones).

Place biscuits on a prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with melted butter.   Cook in preheated oven for 11-15 minutes or until golden brown.

biscuits

The last biscuits to be rolled out are always ugly and weird.

Next, make the gravy.

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Homemade Heart Attack Gravy

Drippings from cooking the sausage patties
2 T. flour
2-3 c. milk
salt to taste
Lots of ground pepper

After the sausage patties are cooked, remove them to paper towels to drain.   Leave the drippings in the skillet.   Add the flour and cook until bubbly.  (If you do not have enough drippings in the pan to make a paste with the flour, add a bit more butter or canola oil).

When flour mixture has bubbled and is cooked, gradually add the milk, whisking constantly.  Keep whisking to remove any lumps.   Bring mixture to a boil.   Add more milk if needed and cook to simmer.   Add salt to taste.  The more ground pepper the better with this recipe.

Finally, enjoy your last meal.

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