So what's this DIY burger kit business?
Soon after the lockdown started, Patty & Bun (among London's best burger purveyors) closed down for the duration. But soon after, they worked out a way to make sure that everyone in London could still get a Patty & Bun fix. They've teamed up with butchers HG Walter, who provides the meat for their burgers to deliver everything you need to create two of Patty & Bun's most popular burgers at home.
Frankly, we loved the idea of that, so we had to give it a try.
What burgers will I be able to make?
The two key Patty & Bun burgers you can make at home are the Ari Gold cheeseburger and the Smokey Robinson bacon burger. You can buy a box that just concentrates on one type of burger, or get a mix of both. You'll have enough in the box to make four burgers in total.
So what comes in the box?
We've laid that all out below:
Is that all we need to recreate the burger?
Not quite - you'll also need a tomato, some lettuce (ideally baby gem) and tomato sauce. If you're missing the first two, it's not the end of the world - you'll still be able to pull together a pretty great burger.
To start with, we'd suggest that you have everything laid out and ready before you cook the burger. Here's what goes into each version:
And then it's just a case of cooking the burger?
More or less (but remember to season the burger first). They recommend frying 4 minutes per side to create a juicy burger - but for our tastes, we did cut that back a bit. Our own method starts with 5-6 mins frying over a high heat (turning every 30 seconds). Then we placed the cheese on the burger and covered with a cloche out for a further two minutes, over a low heat (see below) while also toasting the bun during those final two minutes (a muffin rack over a toaster is perfect for this).
And how were the results?
We were very pleased with how our two burgers turned out
We absolutely loved this burger kit and were extremely pleased with the results. It's also handy that it's essentially packed in pairs, so you could always consider freezing a pair of burgers and buns for later use. Highly recommended - we'll definitely be getting this again and we really hope it's something that they continue with post lockdown.
Now we'd like to see similar burger kits from the rest of London's burger elite. Please?
The Patty & Bun Lockdown Kit was sent to us, courtesy of Patty & Bun and HG Walter.
More about The Patty & Bun Lockdown kit
When do they deliver? Inside the M25
How much? £25 per pack of four burgers.
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