The Latest Burger Innovation? Ketchup Leather
Tired of your ketchup coming in that old, boring, played-out, messy liquid form? Ready to embrace the latest breakthrough that the gods of technology have applied to your greasy meat-patty sandwich?
Boy, is today your day.
I have the honor and the privilege of introducing you to the latest craze: KETCHUP LEATHER.
All right, so maybe it's not yet a craze, but it's a thing. It's real. It exists. I'm serious! Check it out:
It's from a restaurant called Plan Check in Los Angeles.
Here's the theory behind the ketchup leather: you dehydrate it, and then let the heat and steam from the burger rehydrate it when it's on the bun so that it doesn't soak into the bun.
The burger, as described by Food Steez on Youtube:
When he brought us into the kitchen one of the first things he pointed out was an odd red square that frankly looked like a fruit roll-up, nudging me to try it, I was quite excited to learn that it was actually dehydrated ketchup, what Chef Ernesto coined as Ketchup Leather, which rehydrates as soon as you put the patty on top without soaking the toasted bun. A lot of people believe that the better the burger the fewer ingredients but sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind and dress it up a little. In addition to the ketchup leather, there are mixed pickles, schmaltz onions, and a house made american dashi cheese, bacon, and a fried egg.
The timing here is the best of times and the worst of times: I have been craving a burger with a fried egg on it since last night, so this is perfect timing. It's also the worst timing ever because I don't actually have this burger in front of me.
Take all of my calorie allowance. All of it. Just give me this burger.