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Bacon and doughnuts and cheeseburgers -- oh, my!

January 9, 2009 | 10:30 am

Orlandokrispykremebaconchee Orlando was busy over the holidays dreaming up enlightened uses for bacon.  One of his creations was truly inspired.  Check it out.

This, my friends, is a bacon-doughnut-cheeseburger.

Yup! A cheeseburger topped with crisp slices of bacon, sandwiched between a sliced Krispy Kreme doughnut. It's not the first time I've seen the bacon/doughnut pairing; bacon doughnuts are specialties at places including Nickel Diner in downtown Los Angeles, Dynamo Donut & Coffee in San Francisco and Voodoo Donuts up in Portland, Ore. But it is the first time I've seen the combination with a cheeseburger. (I especially like the composition of the burger: the glazed outer halves of the doughnut face inward toward the burger, keeping the fingers clean while the creation is shamelessly devoured. Very, very thoughtful.)

Well done, Orlando!  You've earned number No. 19 on my list of "1,001 things to do with bacon."

-- Noelle Carter

Check below for the rest of the list:

No. 18: Bacon bath salts

No. 17: Chicken-fried bacon, a.k.a. "bacon porn"

No. 16: Use bacon grease on your popcorn

No. 15: Get a bacon tattoo

No. 14: Make chocolate cupcakes with bacon cream cheese frosting

No. 13: Cover it in chocolate

No. 12: Make a bacon piñata

No. 11: Write letters about it

No. 10: Use it as currency

No. 9: Bacon chips

No. 8: Rumaki

No. 7: Lentils and bacon

No. 6: Gift it

No. 5: Maple-bacon biscuits

No. 4: Roasted potato salad

No. 3: Apple bacon coffeecake

No. 2: Panzanella

No. 1: Candied Bacon Martini

Bacon recipes galore!

Even more bacon recipes

The post that started it all....

Photo: Orlando Machado Jr.

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