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Burger and Fries ~ The Sweet Kind

We’ve received some unexpected guests yesterday and I had to prepare a quick appetizer/sweet. My guests are very Indian but their ‘chic’ children absolutely don’t like anything remotely Indian, that is what the parents informed us. So with the gifts they brought and with some things we purchased from the shop, I put together a quick appetizer/dessert mainly for children. There is no excuse to feed them this kind of stuff but that was all I’m able to comeup with and they seem to like my burger and french fries imitation.

I also prepared mango shakes to go with burger and french fries. My American fast food simulation seem to really impress the parents and their equally gullible children. After they left, I couldn’t refrain from temptation any longer, so I prepared this special burger for myself. First I took a photo and then I took a bite. The burger-fries are rich in calories and super rich in taste – the whole combination felt sinful, with all the chocolate, strawberry and mango flavors included. Imagine the taste if I had used the glazed donuts, instead of plain ones! It is a dare, any one?

Burger and Fries - The Sweet Kind

Shopping List & How to:
For Burgers: Donuts, glaze free(bun), brownies(patty), white chocolate(cheese).
Slice the donuts into half. Cut brownies into thin layers. Size the chocolate to match the size of cut brownie. Put together a sweet burger.
For ketchup:
Puree strawberries, orange juice and some honey for ketchup.
For french fries:
Peel the mango and slice the mango into thin french fry shaped pieces

Prerequisites to participate in dare: 4 miles running or walking:).
Recipe idea: Cooking show on TV

This is my entry to “Virtual Cooking Competition~Appetizers“, by VKN of My Dhaba. The gracious host has just announced the prize – 250 dollars, can you believe it?, for the winning entries and requesting your nominations for favorite entries. Go, nominate your favorites and have fun.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Fruits,Mango,Strawberries (Monday April 10, 2006 at 9:59 am- permalink)
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  1. the burger looks yummy.. this is such a neat idea.. i usually serve hamburgers or chicken sandwich with salad and potato fries, never thought of makign a sweet burger. Shall try this the next time.

    Comment by priya — April 10, 2006 @ 10:22 am

  2. such a charming idea!

    Comment by sam — April 10, 2006 @ 10:28 am

  3. Telepathy really works Indira. We were really missing your entries at My Dhaba for VCC Q1 2006. Thanks for participating. Cheers!

    Comment by VK Narayanan — April 10, 2006 @ 10:32 am

  4. great idea indira:)

    Comment by tanuja — April 10, 2006 @ 10:40 am

  5. Trying something different to please the guests.:)

    Hi VKN, thanks for taking the initiative and starting this event. Really great idea.
    I’ve just emailed you my entry. Thanks!

    Comment by Indira — April 10, 2006 @ 10:43 am

  6. Quite a neat idea Indira. You are just amazing with your recipes, ideas and photos. I am here everyday and keep trying many of your recipes
    🙂 This one is definitely in my list to do but the walk….hmmmm thats a hurdle….:-)

    Comment by Kerala girl — April 10, 2006 @ 11:11 am

  7. oh my gosh! that looks fantastic!! what a brilliant idea!

    I’ll take the burger and a raincheck on the walk, thanks 🙂


    Comment by Saffron Hut — April 10, 2006 @ 11:22 am

  8. Hey Indira!!

    That’s pretty cool substitution for burgers and fries….the colors have blended very well and its definitely a true marvellous interpretation of the original one…..hope ur guests loved this appetizer!!

    Comment by BDSN — April 10, 2006 @ 11:48 am

  9. WOW..Indira looks good…This could make a very good dessert too :-).

    Comment by Luv2cook — April 10, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

  10. Cool entry,Indira.

    Comment by sailaja — April 10, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

  11. What a cute idea indeed! Thanks for sharing, Indira!

    Comment by Pille — April 10, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

  12. Hi,
    Looks delicious Indira.

    Comment by vineela krishna — April 10, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

  13. Indira:

    I totally missed your “recipe idea” part before and kept thinking that I saw this somewhere. I think I watched this on T.V somewhere. I cannot for the life of me remember who made them though. Do you know?

    Indira replies:
    This was shown in few weeks ago on food tv, in ‘sweet eats’? – the black guy, (don’t remember his name) programme. Thats all I remember.

    Comment by Luv2cook — April 10, 2006 @ 2:19 pm

  14. Oh. My. Ghawd.

    I am utterly dazed by this.

    Comment by eqj (the chocolate lady) — April 10, 2006 @ 2:33 pm

  15. Oh my god, this looks so good. Very rich maybe, but so so good.

    Comment by fanny — April 10, 2006 @ 3:13 pm

  16. OH SO creative!

    Comment by Alanna — April 10, 2006 @ 3:22 pm

  17. what lovely colors and what a neat idea. Will have to make this for sahithi one of these days. She likes every single ingredient that went into making this. 🙂

    Comment by Santhi — April 10, 2006 @ 3:59 pm

  18. Indira,

    If someone had made something so wonderful for me as a kid, I may never have eaten another hamburger! Great ideas!

    Comment by surfindaave — April 10, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

  19. Indira, it’s brilliant!

    I honestly didn’t realize it wasn’t a real burger and fries until I started reading. What a wonderful idea…and perfect for a children’s birthday party.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Stephanie.
    With mini donuts, I think the portion size would be perfect for small kids, From the response I have received yesterday, I am sure it’s going to be hit at a kids birthday party.
    I am planning to prepare another type of mini bite sized dessert for your/our party.:) will post it next week.

    Comment by Stephanie — April 10, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

  20. Shamburger! Indira, i’m surprised. Wasn’t the taste overwhelming? I mean, the plain donut itself is somewhat sweetened and you topped it with brownie AND chocolate AND the honeyed dressing AND mango? I’m sure it’d explode in my mouth :D. But the idea is totally creative and kids must love it. All the best for the competition!

    Indira replies:
    Shamburger is right, the idea was to prepare them with mini donuts, but the nearby shop was out of them and so I had to prepare them with just plain sugar glaze free donuts. This type of donuts are not that sweet on their own, actually they taste like fried gulab jamuns before taking a dip in sugar syrup, that mild.
    I was also surprised at my creation and my guests overwhelming positive response to it. I thought it might be tad sweet, but changed the opinion after tasting it. It was not too sweet at all. Bland donut, very thin layer of brownie and milk chocolate were perfect and complimented each other without being overwhelming. I had to add just of pinch of honey to the sauce, because strawberries are not that ripe/sweet.
    Well, mangoes, you know how they taste, not that sweet.
    Overall, it was a mini meal or appetizer and I won’t dare to serve this as dessert after a full meal, thats for sure.

    Comment by sandhya — April 10, 2006 @ 6:35 pm

  21. so what did your guests have for dessert if this was the main course meal??;P

    Indira replies:
    They were travelling to some other place and made a short pit stop at our house, Nabeela. There was not much time to serve a full meal, so this appetizer/dessert/mini meal.

    Comment by Nabeela — April 10, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

  22. These are so fantastic!
    I really admire your blog. Your fantastic photos and entries are so helpful and inspiring!

    Comment by Jennifer — April 10, 2006 @ 8:39 pm

  23. So cute! I’ll bet the kids loved them!

    Comment by Cathy — April 10, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

  24. Hello Indira:

    This photo made me remember a donut shop near an old job – they sold “hamburgers” and “hot dogs” that looked so realistic, just like yours. I used to get them for the kids occasionally. I’ll have to go by and see if they still make those – it would make a fun picture.


    Comment by Linda — April 10, 2006 @ 11:28 pm

  25. Indira, how do you come up with ideas like these?! Looks awesome…and with my sweet tooth, totally irresistible! Dare I try….the question is, dare I NOT?!


    Comment by Anonymous — April 11, 2006 @ 8:00 am

  26. I have never come across anything like this before. Really unique. Thanks for the post.

    Comment by Vaishali — April 11, 2006 @ 8:42 am

  27. Very, very innovative, Indira 🙂 And cute! Ofc, I’d never ever ever EVER make this (the burger, that is – the sauce & fries sound yummy) because it’s way too much sweetness for my tastes! 🙂

    Comment by shammi — April 11, 2006 @ 9:19 am

  28. yummy !!!! Thanks for posting .

    Comment by Padmahasta — April 11, 2006 @ 12:45 pm

  29. creative!

    Comment by reshma — April 11, 2006 @ 5:08 pm

  30. This is the dessert which is served at Fusion Restaurant in Tallahassee….very cute

    Comment by ree wal — April 12, 2008 @ 3:56 am

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