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Watch a Short History of Mississippi's Iconic Slugburger

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Here's a video by Southern Foodways that explores the history of the slugburger — which is thankfully not made of slugs or other insects — but instead is a Southern hamburger with origins in Corinth, Mississippi. The burger gets its name from the Depression-area practice of mixing ground meat with "filler" ingredients like soybeans: Those burgers cost a nickel (colloquially, a "slug"), and the name stuck. The result, according to one diner, is a patty with a soft center and crunchy exterior, creating a "play on the textures." Go, watch:

Video: Trail of the Slugburger

· Trail of the Slugburger [Vimeo]
· All Hamburger Coverage on Eater [-E-]