Binging With Babish has brought some of pop culture’s most famous foods to life, such as South Park‘s “Chocolate Salty Balls” and Homer Simpson’s moon waffles. Now, the YouTube chef has taken on his “all-time most requested dish on the show,” the Krabby Patty from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Avid SpongeBob fans will know that Krabby Patties aren’t actually made with crab, because “Mr. Krabs is a crab” and that would be “pretty horrible and barbaric, even for Nickelodeon,” comments Andrew Rea. Instead, the burger consists of a beef patty formulated with Mr. Krab’s secret ingredient, “a pinch of King Neptune’s Poseidon powder” — which in reality is a “heaping tablespoon of nothing” and a lot of MSG, according to Rea after some internet research. Finally, the burger is constructed following SpongeBob’s exact order of assembly: patty, lettuce, yellow American cheese, onion, tomato, ketchup, mustard and pickles.
For those who want to up the ante on the umami factor, Rea also recommends some ingredients that will bring your Krabby Patty to the next level.