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The Mississippi Slugburger – How to Make America’s Strangest Hamburger – Food Wishes ctm magazine

I’m excited to show you my take on one of America’s strangest hamburgers, and certainly the hamburger with the strangest name. But don’t worry, this is 100% slug free. The name comes from the fact that these used to cost a nickel, and way back when, the slang term for nickel was “slug.” Enjoy!

For the fully formatted, printable, written recipe, follow this link: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/8389572/mississippi-slugburger/

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  • Ed Waggoner on May 18, 2022

    I was told the term "slug" came about because the Nickel matched the size and weight of slugs removed from electrical boxes. When a Nickel would buy a soda from a vending machine more than one boy tried one. A little bit of work on dad's whet and Jr.was a Nickel richer.

  • RatafakTehPlachta on May 18, 2022

    2:02 haiiirrrrrr

  • smd ftb on May 18, 2022

    Nothing strange about poor folks stretching a dollar

  • FriendlyHere on May 18, 2022

    Am i the only one who thinks the way he talks is kind of weird

  • M2 on May 18, 2022

    The secret in making the outside very crispy. Moderate crispiness is ordinary but a very crunchy outside make this burger great, despite being mostly bread and overcooking it.

  • Gerred Smith on May 18, 2022

    He talks funny

  • Ward Roland on May 18, 2022

    Thanks Chef John. Great job. Good info. God bless.

  • Onbored on May 18, 2022

    Pro tip, put at least one sauce/condiment on the bottom below the patty. In order of importance depending on what all you are using 1) mayo, 2) ketchup, 3) mustard. So if it's just ketchup mustard, at least some ketchup on bottom. If it's mayo mustard, at least some mayo on bottom. etc

  • T S on May 18, 2022

    We ate fish. When there wasn't fish we ate crawdad. When there wasn't crawdad. We ate dirt.

  • poppykok5 on May 18, 2022

    Thankfully, a Slugburger isn't called a Bug– burger….ewwww. : )

  • Non-Applicable on May 18, 2022

    Make a Burger out of Joshua Weissman and Adam Ragusea next, dusted with ground, fried Mike Weins

  • Devin Garrett on May 18, 2022

    How depressing is it that this is important to know to survive the current regime in America?

  • oxpatchreb on May 18, 2022

    Is there any chance you could learn some voice inflection and tone modulation that actually MATCHES standard American expectations please? I couldn't even make it through the entire video….

  • deliciousgroove on May 18, 2022

    This is a nice take on a burger. I will try it.

  • bigjohn1971 on May 18, 2022

    soooo, it's a meatloaf burger?

  • dasbof on May 18, 2022

    My Dad always said they stretched things out all the time and didn't waste food. One of his favorites was old stale cornbread in a glass of whole milk. Often that was breakfast for him. Then a school lunch and then worry about dinner. Times have changed.

  • jerseyxt1 on May 18, 2022

    What is the brand, of the frying pan

  • Dylan O on May 18, 2022

    It's a meatloaf burger.
    Would mixed oats,or bread crumbs, or potato, egg in to stretch out how much meat had to make a meal. And I couldn't tell difference and actually preferred it as it had more flavor and seasoning spices than just a hunk of meat.

  • chrisk283 on May 18, 2022

    Gastropod free.

  • diana bearden on May 18, 2022

    I love the way this food video turned political. So funny

  • Potato flakes would seem to guarantee a super bland result. I've tried it in meatloaf. Perhaps at the least it would be very generously salted if using those.

  • I'd go stupid deluxe: I'd put mayo on the bun. Oh, and save that oil — infused with beef drippings, it can be combined with flour and milk (and/or water) to make a gravy, to put on the instant mashed potatoes that you'd serve NEXT to the slugburger (a far superior use of the potato flakes as far as I am concerned). Oh and I guess I'd go stupid deluxe and use corn or canola oil too. Soybean oil, heated, or just standing long enough, gets a funky flavor. Back in the day? I'd guess lard or tallow. All that fat? Just the thing if you're working like a yeoman all day. Our modern electronics has spoiled us.

  • George s on May 18, 2022

    During the depression the catholic church allowed people to eat muskrat in place of fish on Fridays.

  • FeelFreeToThink on May 18, 2022

    Isnt that Panko ?

  • Paul Ridgeway on May 18, 2022

    When dealing with fillers you want the pregelatinzed version, aka flaked: barley, rice, oats, or corn – and not meal.
    You also want the really cheap meat – like 70:30 / 80:20 – as the carb filler will absorb the extra fat.

  • CyberChud2077 on May 19, 2022

    Bidenflation burgers

  • Clone Jones on May 19, 2022

    I was hoping for actual slugs.Am disappoint.

  • Shawn Thorne on May 19, 2022

    This narration makes it tough to watch.
    I feel like you have a 6 word limit, then you start a sentence again. It’s a unique pacing. Kinda worked for Captain Kirk… but not for informative videos. Sorry.

  • Michael Mcdaniel on May 19, 2022

    What an amazingly annoying vocal cadence.

  • C MW on May 19, 2022

    Whew, I thought you went off the deep Lib end for a minute.

  • Dave McBroom on May 19, 2022

    How da hell did I miss this?

  • lenesmero on May 19, 2022

    This is the only way my mom made burgers.

  • Shawn Huolihan on May 19, 2022

    Lovely video, but man I can't stand the constant upward inflection in pitch and volume when he speaks….

  • Mark Fisher on May 19, 2022

    Glad it's slug free, nobody wants rat lungworm

  • Weab Shop on May 19, 2022

    did anyone else notice the HAIR in the breadcrumbs lmfaoo

  • Julie B on May 19, 2022

    Thanks for this recipe. Keep them coming!!

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