Excerpted with permission from The Nightmare Before Dinner, ©2018 by Zach Neil. Race Point Publishing, an Imprint of the Quarto Group.
“This is where it all began: Beetle House’s very first recipe. I wanted to make a burger with a lot of different parts, just like Edward Scissorhands. After some experimenting, Edward Burger Hands was born. This burger is absolutely overflowing with seven layers, and the only way we could figure out how to keep it closed was to shove a pair of scissors right through it. Edward is always an inspiration!”
- 1 egg, sunny-side up
- 1⁄2 tablespoon butter
- 1 egg
- Pinch salt and black pepper
- Pinch garlic powder
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 (8 ounces, 227 g) burger patty
- 1 slice Pepper Jack cheese
- 1 burger bun
- 2 strips bacon, fried
- 1 piece Romaine lettuce
- 1 slice tomato
- 2 slices avocado
- 2 large pieces roasted red peppers
- To taste Veruca Sauce (see below)
- To taste Edward Sauce (see below)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick or 112 g) butter, melted
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic or garlic paste
- 2 teaspoons honey
- To taste salt
- 2 cups (460 g) sour cream
- 2 cups (450 g) mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon chipotle cinnamon spice rub
- 1 Mix all ingredients in small saucepan. Heat on medium for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until butter starts to boil and brown.
- 2 Remove from heat and stir.
- 1 Mix all ingredients in a bowl and whisk. When finished, the consistency should be like mayonnaise.
Making The Burger
- 1 To make the egg, sunny-side up: In a small frying pan, dissolve the butter on medium heat. Then crack open an egg and add it to the pan, cooking until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to desired doneness, about 4-5 minutes.
- 2 To make the burger: In a small bowl, mix together equal parts salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, add the burger patty and the seasoning mixture, pressing the mixture into the patty until it is seasoned. Don’t overdo it here, just make sure the patty is coated.
- 3 Brush the inside of both the top and bottom bun with a hearty amount of Veruca Sauce, then toast the bun in the pan or in a toaster oven for about 3-5 minutes, or cook until it is golden brown.
- 4 Spread the Edward Sauce on the inside of the bottom bun, and the place the patty on top. On top of the burger, place the egg, and then the bacon. Using a squirt bottle, decorate the top with Edward Sauce.
- 5 On the top bun, add the lettuce, tomato, avocado, and roasted red peppers. Serve with sides of your choosing.