DIY: Krabby Patty Recipe

“What is in a Krabby Patty?” has been one of the most asked questions of the popular television show “Spongebob Squarepants” and the recipe has finally been revealed.

Anyone who has ever watched “Spongebob Squarepants” knows that the most iconic aspect of the popular kids’ television show is the mystery recipe for the famous Krabby Patty. With the recipe never being revealed, many fans were left wondering what the secret formula actually was, what some may not realize is the recipe has been online this whole time–and no, they are not made out of crab.


1 1/2 pounds of peeled, deveined shrimp
1 egg
10-12 regular-sized or smaller hamburger buns
Lemon zest to taste
Old Bay seasoning
1 tablespoon of preferred hot sauce
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Vegetable oil and/or butter for frying



Butter lettuce
Thinly sliced tomato
Pickled onions

Tartar sauce
Cocktail sauce



First, take 3-4 of the hamburger buns and toss them into the food processor. Add all the dried spices, turn it on, and let this turn into a very flavorful bread crumb mixture. Then pour that into a big bowl.


Repeat the same thing with the shrimp. Toss it in, and pulse it until the mixture is in very small pieces with some chunks of shrimp visible.


Toss this into the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add the lemon zest and hot sauce. Crack an egg into the mixture and mix.


Grab chunks of the chum (another name for the mixture) about the size of a golf ball, and place onto a sheet pan with the parchment paper. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes. This step makes it easier to place the patties onto the pan to cook.


Add vegetable oil and butter to a nonstick pan and heat it up. Place four patties at a time on the pan, and cook on medium heat for about three minutes on each side.
After they are thoroughly cooked, assemble the patty together–and don’t forget toppings.