The French Fry Bun

The French Fry BunAs you can probably tell from my Bacon Weave Breakfast Burger and my Hash Brown Bun Breakfast Sandwich, I’m always looking for ways to turn foods that aren’t normally used as buns into buns. For my most recent experiment I decided to use some edible adhesive — normally used by bakers to attach edible decorations to cakes — to glue some French fries together, which I then cut into a couple circles to use as buns for a cheeseburger.

I started off by picking up some frozen fries from my grocery store’s freezer section and baked them in my oven according to the directions on the bag. If you’re going to try this it’s also important that you find a brand of fries that are straight cut, because if they aren’t straight you’re going to have a hell of a time trying to glue them together.

It’s also important to make sure the fries are nice and crispy. This edible glue isn’t like Super Glue where you barely have to press two things together and they’ll stick, so if your fries aren’t cooked thoroughly and you try gluing them together they’ll just end up squished.

Once I had two squares of fries glued together I placed an upside down glass over each one and cut around it with a knife to create the two circular “buns” that you can see in the photos below. After that it was just a matter of adding some lettuce, tomato and my cheeseburger and enjoying my meal!

Prior to making this bun out of French fries I was a little worried about how the edible adhesive might affect the taste of my cheeseburger. I tasted the glue on its own it ahead of time and although it was primarily tasteless it did have a slight hint of lemons to it, but as part of a burger I couldn’t distinguish any taste difference at all. Granted, it still takes a little more time to do it this way than to just use a regular bun and eat your fries on the side, but come on, that’s how its always been done!

12 Comments on The French Fry Bun

  1. Grant
    January 7, 2014 at 2:22 pm (10 years ago)

    It might work out well to use a hashbrown circle as a bun as well.

  2. Elizabeth
    January 9, 2014 at 8:07 am (10 years ago)

    This is a hoot! I’d love to try it, but before I commit cash to the food glue, I need to know if it’s gluten free. I can’t find ingredients online anywhere, as the product photos only show the front of the bottle. Can you tell me what’s in it?

    • Nick
      January 10, 2014 at 6:56 am (10 years ago)

      Here’s the ingredient list from the back of the bottle:
      Tapioca dextrin, dextrose, citric acid, xanthan gum, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate and artificial flavors.

    • Scred
      January 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm (10 years ago)

      Better make sure it has a low carbon-footprint as well…

  3. Nick
    January 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm (10 years ago)

    I could totally see McDonalds offering a steak, egg and cheese on a hashbrown “roll”!
    Hmm, I just might suggest that to my closest McDonalds.

    A double cheeseburger with a fry bun? Yes please.

  4. Jeff
    January 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm (10 years ago)

    Make it a double-decker, for God’s sake! Yeah!

  5. Jess
    January 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow that looks healthy! 😉

  6. Benny
    January 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm (10 years ago)

    Just deep fry and garlic salt Dutch potato bread. Give a thick burger a chopped bacon and cheese center.

  7. Urbane
    January 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm (10 years ago)

    Try a thin galette or even a latke. A deli gone wild I used to go to had something called a Congo Latke on the menu. Two thin latkes filled with perfectly cut and succulent pastrami. It was my find of the year.

  8. Christine
    January 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm (10 years ago)

    I like this idea. We have Celiac Disease and this is a nice option!

    May 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm (10 years ago)

    That would be great for people who are gluten free or celliac disease.


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