Heart Attack on a Plate

Take a look at this burger!!


Now who wants to take a bite outta this?  It’s called the Heart Attack on a Plate sandwich which you can find at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille in Baltimore.  The Heart Attack on a Plate sandwich was named by Food Network Magazine as the ultimate burger in Maryland.

Deep-fried sandwich is Md.’s ‘ultimate’ burger
Heart Attack on a Plate at Mother’s gets noticed

By Rob Kasper

May 13, 2009

When Food Network Magazine named the Heart Attack on a Plate sandwich at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille as the ultimate burger in Maryland, I had to try it. The magazine’s June/July issue, now on newsstands, picked 50 favorite burgers, one in each of the 50 states.

After all, almost every American eats burgers, including two guys at the top of the nation’s food chain, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The other day, these two leaders of the free world scooted out of the White House to chow down on burgers for lunch at Ray’s Hell-Burger in Arlington, Va. Ray’s was the magazine’s top burger joint for the state of Virginia.

Maile Carpenter, editor in chief, told me the magazine was looking for interesting burgers. “We were careful with the wording; we did not say ‘best.’ The idea was to identify the burger you had to try if you visited that state,” she said.

The Mother’s burger is unusual. It is an 8-ounce patty of ground round chuck, stuffed with cheddar cheese, covered with a Cajun batter, and – are you ready for this – deep-fried. That explains the name.

When relaying an order to the kitchen, the staff at Mother’s simply call it “a heart attack,” as in “Gimme two heart attacks.”

It is fried in canola oil, which is better for you than frying in peanut oil, but I doubt that this treatment makes the burger health food.

Since President Obama and Vice President Biden checked out Ray’s Hell-Burger in Arlington, maybe one day they can take an extended lunch hour, hop on I-95 with their crew to Baltimore and check out this burger. Just make sure the Prez doesn’t ask for Dijon mustard on his burger or all hell will break loose amongst the conservatives 😉

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