I waited until we had a serious eater visit us in New Orleans before visiting Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill for their famous Peanut Butter Bacon Burger.
Yo Mama’s is tucked away on an unsuspecting French Quarter side street. We walked in from the bright, hot street into a dark, cool interior, saddled up at the bar, and ordered a peanut butter bacon burger to be divided three ways.
After all, if you’re going to eat this much saturated fat in one meal, eating only a third of the meal should counteract the immediate damage to one’s vital organs.
We weren’t sure what to expect. When I’d first heard about it, the burger sounded disgusting to me, but people swore by it. The kind of meal that people couldn’t describe without rolling their eyes back in their heads and wiping away a sudden excess of saliva.
The burger came and we were astounded. It was covered in flakes of bacon like a blanket of fresh snow. The peanut butter provided the gustatory glue between the initial charred and salty flavors of bacon and the meaty end notes of the thick beef patty.
The ice cream scoop of potato salad helped cut the rich flavor and kept the mouth from fully greasing over.
After it was done, we three sulked away satisfied, knowing we had done it just right.