Peterhead gets its own burger king

Andrew Brown's Spitfire burger
Andrew Brown's Spitfire burger

A Peterhead man has been crowned king of the burger by an Aberdeen hotel and got his place on their menu thanks to his tasty creation.

Andrew Brown, a Merchant Navy engineer,impressed The Aberdeen Skyway Hotel with his Spitfire burger at the Taste of Grampian Festival.

Andrew explains, “I couldn’t believe it when the hotel called me to say my recipe had won – it was actually my friend who persuaded me to enter, knowing my love of a good burger.

“I’d never made the recipe but I knew the ingredients would marry up well.”

The ingredients consisted of an Aberdeen Angus burger, topped with a spam fritter, habenero salsa, Swiss cheese, rocket, chard salad and a hefty spread of chilli mayonnaise.

Alison Christie, General Manager at The Aberdeen Skyway Hotel, said: ““We know that the Taste of Grampian Festival attracts keen foodies from the area and decided what better way to develop a new, creative menu item?

Andrew beat 30 other contestants to win the hotels food challenge.

Andrew said: “It’s definitely the most unusual competition I’ve entered and to have my dish on the menu is quite an accolade, even if I do have to put up with my friends calling me the burger king from now on!“

The Spitfire burger will remain on the menu until the end of August and is priced at £14.