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Deep-fried tater tot burger is glorious and gross, all at the same time

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

The tater tot burger you don't want to love — but really, really do

Sometimes you encounter a food so simultaneously appealing and revolting you just can't makes heads or tails of it.

I'm looking at you, deep-fried, bacon-wrapped, cheeseburger-stuffed tater tot.

Stuffed tater tot burger... Watch previous video #foodbeast #EatLikeShit for recipes

A photo posted by Tym Bussanich (@tymbussanich) on

Instagram madman Tym Bussanich, whose claim to fame is "creating dad bods since 2010," has truly created a masterpiece — or monster — with this one.

Let the games begin. Stuffed deep fried tater tot burger. #foodbeast #EatLikeShit

A video posted by Tym Bussanich (@tymbussanich) on

Tater tots are held together with eggs and some melted Swiss cheese, then layered into a small-ish pan with a bacon-wrapped burger. The burger is topped with more tater tot mix, and then the entire thing is carefully removed from the pan and deep-fried.

The result? A crispy potato crust full of meaty, bacony goodness. It's the sort of food you find yourself thinking about at 2 a.m., during a long meeting or after a particularly rowdy happy hour. In normal circumstances you'd never eat something this outrageously unhealthy, but when you have nothing better to occupy your thoughts, it's hard to not fixate on how.darn.good this burger must be.

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