Monday, August 8, 2016

Bob's Burger's Burger Book: Never Been Feta Burger

There are occasions when I see advertisements for TV shows, and I think "That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen in my life."

I had that thought when I first saw the ads for Bob's Burgers, and I continued that thought until I started watching it on Netflix like a month ago.  And now I'm hooked.

If you don't watch the show, I should explain the chalkboard.  In each episode, there's a chalkboard with the burger of the day written on it.  They're all puns, and in the first couple of episodes, Louise,  the youngest daughter of the titular Bob changes them to be more obscene than you'd expect in a family burger restaurant.

(Case in point, she changes this one to be the Foot Feta-ish Burger.  Also, I'm planning on being Louise for Halloween.)

So this guy, Cole Bowden, started a blog where he invented burger recipes to go along with the burgers on the board in the background.  The creators of the show loved it, and brought in real chefs to work with the guy and create a cookbook.

And that's where this burger comes from.  It's freaking delicious, and I apologize for the lack of ingredient photograph, but I didn't know I'd be blogging it when I made it.

Also, the Sriracha is optional, but definitely use it!  It gives the burger a nice kick.

Never Been Feta Burger
Makes 4 Burgers
From The Bob's Burgers Burger Book


4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 small rolls
A couple handfuls of arugula
Salt and pepper
Olive oil (for cooking)
Sriracha (Optional, but not really)

Heat a few glugs of olive oil in a medium-sized frying pan over medium high heat

Combine 3/4 cup feta with the beef and make 4 patties.  Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Cook the burgers until they reach at least 16­0°F.  Be careful when flipping these, because there's no binder (egg, bread crumbs, etc.), so they're fragile.  It's completely doable to cook them, though -- mine didn't fall apart.  (That didn't happen until the next recipe.)

Mix the mustard and mayo together in a small bowl and spread the mixture on the tops of your burger buns.

How to build the burger:  Bottom roll, arugula, burger, feta, a little Sriracha, top roll with the mustard/mayo mixture on it.

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