Burgers can be anything from distinctly underwhelming, to utterly pleasurable. Personally, they’re not my favourite food to eat, but if I find one good enough, I make an exception.
The Dodo Pub Co has historically produced one of those exceptions – since back in early 2014 when I recommended their Angry Texan burger on my old blog.
When I do eat a burger, I like it with cheese, full of flavour, nice and juicy, and not too heavy on the bun – no overlaps required thanks – and with plenty of pickles. I also don’t want to be left with that bloated and greasy feeling some burgers bestow. Dodo delivers on these fundamentals.
So, what do you get with a Dodo DIY Burger Kit?
- 4 x Dodo beef patties
- 4 x seeded brioche buns
- 4 x cheese slices
- 2 x pots of Dodo burger mayonnaise
- 2 x pots of Dodo pickled red onion
You’ll also need:
- Vegetable oil (I used coconut)
- A pan for frying
- A warm plate for resting the meat
- And napkins for catching juice!
The burgers were extremely easy to cook and build, with the instructions leaflet also recommending a build order. The burgers themselves took 6-10 minutes in total, depending on if you wanted pink or well done meat.
With various child-related distractions going on in the background, mine fell somewhere between the two, but remained nice and juicy. I also managed (I refer you to previous distractions) to slightly overcook my buns (ouch), but it didn’t hamper the final result particularly badly.
The result was a tasty burger, well-crusted on the outside with char and seasoning, a bun that held together well – maintaining the integrity of the fillings without soaking up too much oil. The overall flavour was good, the burger mayo pairing nicely with the pickled onions, and a big thumbs up from the full family.
Dodo Pub Co DIY Burger Kits cost £22.50 to feed four, and can be ordered to click & collect from the following locations, alongside pizzas to cook at home, beer and hot food to takeaway:
The Up In Arms in Marston Rd, 7 days a week
The Rusty Bicycle in East Oxford, Wednesdays or Saturdays
View all the Dodo sites plus click and collect or delivery options on their website: dodopubs.com
We were gifted the kit to sample, all views remain our own.