So, I freaking love Bob's Burgers (It's on Netflix!! Watch it!). It's probably one of the best shows on TV right now (I know, I say that about ALL the shows I gush about on this blog), but seriously. If you can get past the pilot, I can guarantee you'll be hooked.
And don't even get me started on the Archer/Bob's Burger's crossover...I was in heaven. I love you, H. Jon Benjamin!
So, for all the people who haven't seen Bob's Burgers, in every episode he has a burger of the day written on the chalkboard in his restaurant with stupid, punny names like,
"If looks could Kale"
"Mission a-Corn-plished burger"
They are pretty lame, and yet Bob takes such great pride in his clever names that it is a running joke in the show.
Enter The Bob's Burger Experiment, a tumblr dedicated entirely to making real life versions of Bob's Burger's of the day. While scrolling through theposts (and punching myself for not being the first to think of the idea), I came across the "Pickle my funny bone" burger.
Mutha. Fucking. Fried. Pickles.
So this recipe is really just for fried pickles, which I will eat everyday for the rest of my life, or until I die from hypertension. Whichever comes first.
After you've sliced them, lay them out on some paper towels and pat them dry. This helps the batter stick better.
To make the batter, combine:
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water
- dashes and pinches of: cayenne, red pepper flakes, salt, italian seasoning, pepper, garlic salt, paprika...pretty much empty your pantry into this. I like things spicy, so I stuck to a theme.
In a large frying pan, add 1 inch of canola oil and heat over medium. To check the temp, you can flick some water into the oil. If it sizzles, it's hot enough to fry.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to paper towels. Try not to eat them all while you make the burgers. In retrospect, I would make the burgers first, not only to avoid eating all the pickles while I cooked them, but also to keep the pickles hot and crispy.
Assemble the burgers with cheese (duh) and a generous scoop of siracha/hot sauce/ketchup/mayonnaise, which you make by, well, combining all of those things until it tastes awesome.