The thing I immediately think of when I read fictional food is definitely Bob’s Burgers. This is something I haven’t watched in a long while, but truly loved. Louise is my spirit animal. She’s truly devious and brilliantly intelligent. But, every time they named a new burger I imagined what I would want to put on it.
Burgers have to be one of my favorite foods. They make wonderful canvases for all kinds of flavors imaginable. You could have a burger every day and not eat the same thing twice!
Here are my five favorite Bob’s Burgers and how I’d make them.
Summer Thyme Burger
I imagine this being a lean beef burger topped with crisp, fried potatoes that had been cooked with olive oil and thyme. Maybe I’d ass a little bit of baby spinach and a slice of smoked gouda.
Sharp Cheddar Dressed Man Burger
This makes me think of my favorite burger. Growing up, we always put extra sharp white cheddar on our charbroiled burgers. These go best with simple iceberg lettuce, dill pickles, and, trust me, Thousand Islands Dressing. Oh, and a good beer on a summer day.
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Zucchini Burger
Vegetarian sliders. I’d cut the zucchini into thick medallions and quickly grill them with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice. Top this with romaine lettuce and a slice of tart red onion with some garlic mayo.
To Err is Cumin Burger
This would be a pork burger mixed with cumin and coriander. The bun would be toasted and slathered with lime mayo.
Chevre Which Way But Loose Burger
Goat cheese always reminds me of figs, bacon, and balsamic reduction. It has to be one of the best combinations out there. I’d make this a lamb burger topped with goat cheese, bacon jam, carmelized onions, and sweet balsamic vinegar on baby spinach. So rich, but so good.
I love to make up recipes. These would be super fun to try out. I didn’t even think of what kind of rolls I’d use! Bob’s Burgers creates the coolest names for recipes. Fun, punny names always get me.
What fictional foods would you like to try? How would they be made?