I love breakfast, it’s my favourite meal of the day, but who can wake up early enough to eat it?!
Well I found a way!
Last week I was asked to participate in a charity competition cook-off for one of my favourite burger places in Calgary, AB:
The task was simple; bring one special ingredient to add to the list of their already delicious burger topping options to create a new unique and inspired hamburger!
The panel of judges would then sample all 10 ‘celebrity contestants’ creations and choose a winner.
The prize? Have your burger sold on June 9th, with all proceeds from the sales to be donated to Grow Calgary; an urban farm which grows fruit and vegetables to be donated to the Calgary Food Bank.
As I toiled over my secret ingredient… The light bulb went off in my head!
Everybody knows that I like sweets, so this would be a perfect (and interesting) topping for my burger! But what if I were to make it savoury?
Buffalo Wing Cotton Candy!
According to the commercial for Frank’s Red Hot, “You can put that sh*t on anything!”
Well that plan quickly went to fail and after a five alarm fire and melting plastic I realized… You CAN’T put that sh*t on everything!
Then an actual intelligent idea came to me!
What does every great Canadian love?
And the idea was born!
Mr. Fab’s Breakfast Buffet Burger!
I would take Clive’s current menu items of bacon and fried eggs and use those to top the burger.
And the syrup…
Take the bun and turn it into Maple French Toast!
I whisked together eggs, added some of their special custard milkshake with a healthy dose of maple syrup to make the French toast batter…
A quick fry on the grill to make sure nobody walked away with salmonella and I was ready to rock.
After I assembled the entire burger, a delicious side order of maple syrup was in order.
A little, or a lot – that was going to be the choices for the judges.
I have to tell you that this ‘sweet’ idea actually made quite a delicious burger and something that I would’ve loved to see become a permanent fixture on the menu.
Alas I did not take the grand prize!
However I did receive an award for most unique ingredient and creative concept!
So who beat me?
My friends Mookie and Billie Jo from Lite 95.9
To find out what their winning concept was, you’ll have to head into Clive burger on June 9th and support Grow!
Thanks Clive Burger for your delicious tasty burgers and the great opportunity to do something special while helping out others at the same time!
Mr. Fab breakfast buffet burger