Angry burger

It started with a Facebook post from a friend who had an Angry Whopper. The description from the BK site sounded pretty good:

The ANGRY WHOPPER® Sandwich is 1⁄4 lb of savory fire-grilled beef, topped with thick-cut smoked bacon, melted Pepper Jack Cheese, freshly cut iceberg lettuce, spicy onion petals, ripe tomatoes, spicy jalapenos, and smothered with a spicy angry sauce, all on a warm, toasted, sesame seed bun.

I'm pretty sure I haven't been to a BK since 2003. I was pretty sure I could replicate it, however.

Here's what it looks like on the BK web site.

Here we go!

I did a search for an Angry Sauce copycat recipe, and found this, which sounds plausible:

yellow mustard
Frank's hot sauce
cayenne pepper
chili powder
brown sugar

I omitted the sugar. Here it is before mixing. And I didn't smother the sandwich in it (yuck) but rather put a little on the bun.

The other major change I made was to use my homemade pickled jalapeños instead of raw jalapeños. Raw jalapeños just sounds weird. I suppose it might give it a little more crunch, but IMO pickled makes a lot more sense.

As for the spicy onion petals, I just guessed. I made some seasoned flour with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. I dreged some cut onions that look sort of like the picture above, then deep fried them for a minute. They weren't that crispy, but they added some nice onion flavor.

I had grilled the burgers ahead of time, so I microwaved it with the pepper jack cheese to melt the cheese.

And also bacon, lettuce (I used Romaine instead of iceberg), and tomato. And my hamburger bun was whole wheat. I still gave it a little toasting in the toaster.

Served with 2.9 oz. of frozen Cascadian organic French fries, deep fried for 2 minutes and seasoned with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

It was good! Spicy, obviously, but I didn't think it was that angry. Slightly perturbed, at best.