The Cheeseburger With a Doughnut Bun

The doughnut burgerOne of the big hits as far as food goes at the Wisconsin State Fair this year was a cheeseburger with a Krispy Kreme doughnut for a bun. As soon as I heard about this I knew that I couldn’t wait for the fair to try one, I had to make my own.

I decided to try it one day on my lunch break, and since there aren’t any Krispy Kreme locations near my work I instead headed to the grocery store where for 50 cents I found the perfect doughnut. After checking out I headed straight to McDonald’s (doughnut in hand) where for $1 I bought a McDouble. I sat down at a table, sliced the doughnut in half, removed the bun from my McDouble and replaced it with the two doughnut halves.

As I bit into my doughnut burger I noticed a couple people staring up at me from their Extra Value Meals, but I didn’t care because this thing was delicious. The only real downfall was how sticky the doughnut made my hands. If your local county or state fair sells these (or if you just feel like bringing a doughnut into a McDonald’s and making your own) I’d highly recommend you try one. Then again I also like to dip french fries into my ice cream so feel free to take my recommendation with a grain of salt…

9 Comments on The Cheeseburger With a Doughnut Bun

  1. Erin
    August 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm (14 years ago)

    Ya know, I was sad I didn’t get to try the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger. I didn’t even think to just make it myself! Good call and I think I might have to give it a try!

  2. Dan (A Duo of Chefs)
    August 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm (14 years ago)

    I tried the burger at the fair and it was good. However, the meat tasted more like a breakfast sausage (it was a bit sweeter than a cheeseburger patty). So I think the name was a bit misleading, but the product was still delicious.

  3. joe dione
    August 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm (14 years ago)

    nick u made that wrong u gotta flip the doughnut inside out so the icing melts into the burger. trust me on this one make it like that and add some bacon it will blow ur mind. if theres one thing i know its food i still eat out 2 times every single day.

    • Nick
      August 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm (14 years ago)

      Oh yeah, that makes sense. If I ever make another one I’ll flip it the other way around.

      • Brian
        October 26, 2014 at 10:56 pm (9 years ago)

        You should also toast the doughnut, I just put it in a hot pan with the inside down until it’s golden brown, and I only use Krispy Kreme doughnuts, they seem to come out better.

  4. koolfool
    August 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm (14 years ago)

    I used a chocolate glazed one and a turkey burger, I ate 2!

  5. Aunt Jenny
    August 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm (14 years ago)

    I notice that your final photo – the one taken after you’d already eaten half the burger – is shaky. Is this because you were on the brink of a diabetic coma?

    • Nick
      August 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm (14 years ago)

      Possibly. Either that or I was just so excited to finish eating my delicious burger that I just snapped the photo too quickly.

  6. lee
    February 10, 2015 at 4:08 pm (9 years ago)

    great idea
    i love shakes and fries ever since i was a kid!


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