Slugburgers In CorinthMonday, January 25, 2010
Last month when we were in Corinth, we had lunch at Borroum's Drug Store - it's thought of as *the* place for a slugburger there. Ah, really I love it because it first opened in 1865 and is Mississippi's oldest drugstore and soda fountain!
"Slugburgers are a mixture of ground pork, soy flour, and spices. The mixture is flattened into a patty and deep fried in vegetable fat. The patty is placed on a hamburger bun with garnish of mustard, pickle, and onion.Developed during the Depression when money was scarce and so was meat, slugburgers were made with a mixture of beef and pork, potato flour as an extender, and spices, then fried in animal fat. Mrs. Weeks, credited with creating one of the first, found the 'burgers' were a way to make meat go a little farther at the family hamburger stand.Selling for a nickel, sometimes called a slug, the imitation hamburgers became known as slugburgers."