If you’ve ever watched an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, then you know that there’s only one food that’s completely craveable in Bikini Bottom — the Krabby Patty. It’s Mr. Krabs signature dish at the Krusty Krab, and SpongeBob (and millions of other sea creatures) can’t get enough of this sensational sammy. So you might be wondering how to make a Krabby Patty that even SpongeBob (and your kids) would approve of.
Here’s the problem with learning how to make a Krabby Patty. Mr. Krabs keeps the Krabby Patty secret formula under lock and key, especially since Plankton is always trying to steal it. We do see it prepared many times by SpongeBob, but there seems to be some controversy if the Krabby Patty contains crab—or any other kind of meat for that matter. “The one thing I can tell you that Steve Hillenburg has let slip is there is absolutely no meat in the Krabby Patty,” SpongeBob producer Vincent Waller told CinemaBlend. “There is no animal product in there.” That totally makes sense, because if the fish in Bikini Bottom were eating other fish, that bring up a whole host of morality issues that are far beyond the cute cartoon about a sponge and his starfish BFF.
So then, how do you make a Krabby Patty? Well,when you think about it, there’s really no one way to cook one. You can take your culinary curiosity and make any kind of sandwich (such as a hamburger) and slap the Krabby Patty label on it. But since it’s called a Krabby Patty, we decided to use crab as our main ingredient. If your kid isn’t a fan of crab, you can substitute any other kind of fish or just turn it into a traditional burger. But if decide to use fish, just don’t tell SpongeBob — please.
1 pound of imitation crabmeat (or other fish), finely chopped
1 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
2 tbsp finely chopped celery
Juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. parsley
salt and pepper to taste
lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo or mustard(as preferred)
large sandwich rolls
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sauté onions, garlic, and celery until soft, about 5 minutes.
In a bowl, combine fish, sautéed veggies, beaten eggs, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
Form mixture into patties to fit the sandwich rolls.
Fry patties on both sides until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
Assemble sandwiches by slathering on mustard or mayo onto the rolls (or keep it plain if you have a picky eater), and add your choice of toppings.