How to Make Spongebob SquarePants' Iconic Krabby Patties

The star ingredients for this recipe are crab and turmeric, which is used in a yellow sauce that pays homage to SpongeBob SquarePants’ yellow color.

As people shelter in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many have found cooking to be a great way to pass the time. 

“Feast of Fiction” YouTube hosts Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams showed’s Leigh Scheps how to make their own version of Spongebob’s Krabby Patties. The famous burger is prevalently featured on the Nickelodeon cartoon as Krusty Krab’s signature offering. 

The “Feast of Fiction” recipe comes from their new cookbook of the same name. The star ingredients for this recipe are crab and turmeric, which is used in a yellow sauce that pays homage to SpongeBob SquarePants’ yellow color.

Adams and Wong’s channel, with more than 1.2 million subscribers, features recipes of foods and drinks from iconic pop culture scenes. Things they’ve made since their channel launched in 2011 include a Minecraft cake, Reptar Bars from “Rugrats,” Butterbeer from “Harry Potter,” Jelly Bread from “Pokemon” and Rachel Green’s English Trifle from “Friends.”

“At the end of the day, it's really up to the artist's interpretation of how you want to make this real to the show and to real life,” explained Wong, who also stars as Ling in Disney’s upcoming live-action film “Mulan.”

The entire cooking session took place over Zoom and from three separate homes. 

Click here for the recipe on how to make Krabby Patties

Krabby Sliders

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 12 Krusty Krab customers


Turmeric-Tartar Sauce Aioli 1 tablespoon minced onion 3/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons dill pickle relish 11/2 tablespoons turmeric

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Mini Patties

8 ounces shredded imitation or fresh crab meat 1 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup chopped scallions

2 teaspoons chopped parsley 4 tablespoons mayonnaise 11/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning 2 large eggs

Olive oil, for cooking

12 slider hamburger buns Lettuce

Tomato slices Gruyère slices


  • For the Turmeric-Tartar Sauce Aioli: Add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine well. Place the bowl in the fridge to chill.
  • Mix the crab meat, panko, scallions, parsley, may- onnaise, mustard, and Old Bay Seasoning in a large bowl. Mix in the eggs. Shape the mixture into 12 mini patties about 2 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat with a light coat of olive oil and place the patties in the skil- let to cook. Cook until golden brown, about 3 min- utes per side. Place each side of a bun in the skillet and brown in the same skillet once the patties are done cooking.
  • Spread the aioli on the browned slider buns. Serve with aioli, lettuce, tomato, and Gruyère.

Cheat Code: Using a can of crab meat is an easy alternative to shredded imitation crab meat, and also more affordable.

Excerpted from The Feast of Fiction Kitchen. Copyright 2020 by Jimmy Wong. Reproduced by permission of The Countryman Press. All rights reserved.