Burger cre­ation cap­ti­vates

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - JAMES PASLEY

You might need a wet­suit to eat Auck­land’s lat­est out­ra­geous burger.

Last week Mt Eden burger joint Cor­ner Burger posted a video on Face­book of gravy be­ing poured all over its new burger called the ‘pou­tine lover’.

Pou­tine is a Cana­dian fast food dish made from fries and cheese topped with a brown gravy.

Cor­ner Burger owner Charles Belcher said the video of the burger be­ing drenched reached 100,000 peo­ple and had more than 1000 com­ments.

The burger has red onion, a beef pat­tie, hand cut agria po­tato fries, and four dif­fer­ent types of cheese all cov­ered in home-made gravy.

Belcher said most diners poured gravy over the burger, while oth­ers caved and used knives and forks.

‘‘It’s like go­ing around to your grandma’s for a roast,’’ Belcher said.

The burger joint’s nap­kin con­sump­tion had also in­creased, he said.

Belcher said he had no idea how many calo­ries there were in the pou­tine lover.

The idea came to him when he de­cided to merge pou­tine sides with a tra­di­tional burger.

Tai­lored nu­tri­tion­ist Bess Kil­patrick Ma­son said while nov­elty burg­ers could sound yummy, they were not rec­om­mended.

‘‘They could be as much as 75 per cent of what an adult needs daily,’’ Kil­patrick Ma­son said.

Peo­ple with high blood pres­sure should not to eat the burger, she said.

The burger con­tains onion, beef pat­tie, hand cut po­tato fries, and four dif­fer­ent types of cheese all cov­ered in gravy.

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