Weekend Cooking is a weekend blog meme hosted by Beth Fish Reads. This week I’m doing a review of and sharing some of the recipes from The Bob’s Burger’s Book of Burgers. I started watching Bob’s burgers last year I think, and instantly knew I needed to try some of the recipes Bob mentions in the show. But I was lazy and cooking other things, so I didn’t actually get the official cookbook until just this month. So far I’ve tried two of the burgers and I’m hooked, this cookbook is a lot of fun.
Goodreads Synopsis: The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book gives hungry fans their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher’s beloved specialty Burgers of the Day in seventy-five original, practical recipes. With its warm, edgy humor, outstanding vocal cast, and signature musical numbers, Bob’s Burgers has become one of the most acclaimed and popular animated series on television, winning the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and inspiring a hit ongoing comic book and original sound track album. Now fans can get the ultimate Bob’s Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day. Recipes include the “Bleu is the Warmest Cheese Burger,” the “Bruschetta-Bout-It Burger,” and the “Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger (comes with Fried Okra).” Serve the “Sweaty Palms Burger (comes with Hearts of Palm)” to your ultimate crush, just like Tina Belcher, or ponder modern American literature with the “I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger.” Fully illustrated with all-new art in the series’s signature style, The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book showcases the entire Belcher family as well as beloved characters including Teddy, Jimmy Pesto Jr., and Aunt Gayle. All recipes come from the fan-created and heavily followed blog “The Bob’s Burger Experiment.”
Not only are the burgers in here really good, but the book is really fun to read as well.
Each recipe features a Burger of the Day as seen on the show. From the “Baby You Can Chive My Car” to the famous burger with black garlic on it. Each idea was funny, sounds amazing and is also unique. There are some ideas that I never would have thought about, including a burger with brussel sprouts! Which I have yet to try.
But let’s talk about the burgers I have tried. So far I’ve only done two, but each were a successes. The first one I tried was of course the “Baby You Can Chive My Car”. I mean I had to start with the one that started it all.
For this burger we have dill pickle chips to use as the car wheels, feta cheese, chives and cajun seasonings for the actual burger. I also made the buns and fries at home.
This burger was a lot of fun to make and super tasty! We loved the feta cheese and little pickles.
The second burger I tried was one that was a little more in line with the current season. The “Jack-O’-Lentil Burger” this burger has a topping of orange lentils, chevre cheese, spinach and peppers.
Of the two I’ve made so far this has been my favorite, the flavors were all mixed really well, and I loved that the lentils were mixed with honey.
I plan to cook every burger in this book eventually. I love this cookbook and I gave it five stars on Goodreads.