The Latest Food Fad: Watermelon Burger!

August 6, 2020
Wicker and Wilde

Watermelons as burgers sound like an unlikely creation but one daring chef says we should try it before we knock it.  You may become a believer after trying this recipe—you can wow your neighbors with something they probably never tried to make themselves. Rebecca Wilde would love to try it, but alas she doesn't have a grill (yet) and Wicker, well, he'd have to talk himself into it.  That's a man who likes his beef.

Now, if you are daring enough and interested in trying, here are the ingredients:

1 small orange

1 cup roughly chopped fennel fronds

1 - 2 fat garlic cloves

2 Tbsp white wine vinegar

¼ tsp kosher salt

Freshly cracked black pepper

4 slices of watermelon, 1 ½” thick

Olive oil

Cheese—preferably chevre, sheep or goat

4 square ciabatta buns or a baguette cut into sandwich-size portions

You can find all of the fine details here for the actual preparation but you’ll end up with 4 grilled watermelon patty burgers that will make your mouth water (melon)!