Bob’s Burgers Review: Caper and the Friendly Goat Cheese Burger

After two weeks of being away, I’m back and cooking. It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing: last night, I made and ate a hamburger. Specifically, a burger featured on the hit series Bob’s Burgers


Caper and the Friendly Goat Cheese Burger [S7:E8 “Ex MachTina”]

About the Episode

When Tina injures her ankle, she telecommutes to school under the RUMP program. With a name like that, how could she say no? Robot Tina makes a breakthrough with Jimmy Jr., and it couldn’t come at a better time: the beach party is just around the corner!

Of course, Louise and Gene just can’t let sleeping robots charge . . .

About the Burger

For the foreseeable future, I’ll be making recipes not found in the Bob’s Burgers cookbook. Most of the remaining recipes call for ingredients we’ve a hard time finding, ingredients for which there are no ready substitutes, ingredients to which Krystal is allergic (or has a strong aversion to), or a combination of these.

This particular burger called for capers and goat cheese. I found these capers packed in salt water:

The show called for feta cheese, but I found a tomato-garlic semi-soft chèvre goat cheese that I just couldn’t pass up.

I also fried up some bacon to go on the burger and picked up some spring mix leafy greens for everything to rest on.

For the burgers themselves, I mixed in two tablespoons of drained capers with about 1.13 pounds of meat. I formed four patties, seasoned all sides with salt and pepper, and grilled as normal.

Oh, the spread you see on the buns is my homemade mayo.

The Response

Krystal tolerated this burger. She hasn’t been feeling well, which affects the tastebuds, but I’d forgotten she isn’t a fan of chèvre’s texture. I should have stuck with feta, which I know she likes. She gave the burger 3.5 stars.

I liked this burger, and thought the textures worked well: crisp bacon, juicy burger, creamy cheese. The capers were pleasant pops of flavor. I gave the burger 4.5 stars, bringing the average score to

4 Stars

Come back next week when we’ll try a new, as-yet-to-be-determined burger!


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