Thanks to a hat tip from loyal blog reader Rebecca and to the adventurous spirit and palate of dietitian Vincci I bring you Sherm's Ultimate Gripper from Tubby Dog in Calgary.
What's an Ultimate Gripper?
It's a hot dog, wrapped in bacon, then deep fried, then topped with ham, homemade chili, cheese, mustard, more bacon, hot peppers, onions and a fried egg.
If you're curious what it tastes like, Vincci's posted a review (and more pictures) on her blog Ceci n'est pas un food blog where she reports,
"it wasn't particularly heavy and gross, nor was it remarkably tasty, either"Now she's pegging this beast at 800 calories.
My rough calculations bring it much, much higher. Maybe Vincci can correct my ingredients but I figured 6 slices of bacon, 1/2 cup chili, 2 slices processed cheese, 1 slice ham, bun, hot dog, fried egg and a tablespoon of oil from the deep frying. I then ran the numbers through Mastercook.
By my accounts Vincci and her cousin each ate 2,000 calories and over 7,000mg of sodium.
That'll certainly grip you.